Josh Magennis ready to hit the ground running after Wanderers move

After swapping The Valley for the University of Bolton Stadium earlier this week, the Whites' new number 28 Josh Magennis cannot wait to hit the ground running with Phil Parkinson's side.

The 27-year-old target man is looking to get off to a flyer against West Brom in the season's opening game this weekend and is backing the work ethic of Parkinson’s men to bring a positive result back home to the north-west.

The striker believes that the gaffer will bring the best out of him by combining his personal strategies and management skills to better not just Magennis himself, but the rest of the Trotters squad also.

“I just really love the work ethic that he has and the demands that he has on the team,” the forward told “I can’t wait to get started”

“He [the manager] expects everything from not just me, but everyone in the team and when you come to work, you are working and what you put in Monday to Friday shows on the Saturday."

Magennis also spoke about the eagerly anticipated trip to The Hawthorns this Saturday and his pre-season experience, adding: “I am really looking forward to getting started at the club.

"I have friends at West Brom too, so it’ll be good to get one over on them at the start of the season and get the bragging rights.

“Pre-season was tough for me though as I’ve been away with Northern Ireland so I didn’t have much of a break, and then we went away with Charlton to Portugal - it's been a crazy few months.

“I haven’t really had much time off, so my fitness levels are good and I’m chomping at the bit.

"The season comes around as quick as it comes to an end and it’s a big year ahead for us, but pre-season has been hard yet enjoyable and I feel ready to hit the ground running."

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