Following yesterday’s very disappointing result against Burton Albion I think that there is no point in me adding my comments and that everything that needs to be said has already been said in the media and on the social media channels and by the manager.
There has been a great deal of comment about the defensive strategy and team setup recently and we have taken this on board and having discussed this with the manager, l can assure you, that there will be a positive and offensive line up against Nottingham Forest this Sunday.
As l said in my notes recently, now is not the time to discuss the pros and cons of what has happened in recent games, there will be plenty of time for that after next Sunday, although I fully understand and share your hurt, frustrations and concerns. I can assure you they will all be addressed, as l intend to hold a no-holds-barred Q&A with you our loyal supporters and season ticket holders in a couple of weeks’ time after the dust has settled and everyone has had the time to gather their thoughts when everything will be clearer and calmer.
In the meantime, l continue to have a positive attitude and remain a glass half full type and believe in the saying, "Where there’s life there’s hope’. We still have a fair chance of staying up, albeit that we are now relying on other results, as well as our own and with Burton, Barnsley, Birmingham and Reading having very difficult games against Preston, Derby, Fulham and Cardiff respectively - everything is still to play for.
It Is vitally important that the Bolton Family all put recent results behind us, especially for our final game, as you all have done all season, and turn out in number to turn Macron Stadium into a wall of white and full of your vociferous backing for one final time this season and ensure that we achieve what we set out to do at the beginning of the campaign and retain Sky Bet Championship status.
At the risk of repeating myself, once again, l urge everyone of you, our loyal season ticket holders and supporters, to come along this Sunday at 12.30pm for what is now the most crucial and important game of the season, and also encourage your friends, family and colleagues to join you, as our need has never been greater. Tickets can be bought HERE.
Obviously, it will be a difficult and high tension game, but l truly believe, that it is winnable and if we can replicate the performance and vociferous support at home, that we achieved against Cardiff, Bristol City and Aston Villa earlier in the season, then we have a great opportunity to achieve the result that we so desperately need.
I am sure l don’t need to remind you of how over 22,000 of you that got behind the team for the final game last season against Peterborough significantly helped to achieve promotion. Hopefully, you will all return and do the same this Sunday and ensure that we retain our Championship status, which in my opinion, would be an even greater achievement than promotion and then to return next season, better prepared to consolidate our position in the second tier.
It’s never been more important than now to be loud and proud and get fully behind the team for one final push this season.