Looking back on last Friday’s victory over Bristol City, it really was extremely pleasing for everybody at the football club for a number of reasons.
Of course, beating a promotion-chasing side was one highlight, but mostly, and I am sure you will agree, it was hugely inspiring how the players dug in after a week of change at the football club.
Some people outside of the club even questioned the players’ ability, but I think I speak for everybody associated with Bolton Wanderers when I say that they certainly proved all of their doubters wrong with the performance they put in against Bristol City.
Here at this football club, we have a group of players who will quite literally fight tooth and nail for the Bolton Wanderers cause, and by putting in a display like they did last Friday in front of millions watching at home, they have sent out a statement of intent to the rest of the division and the rest of the footballing world.
I must also thank you for your incredible support and vociferous backing that night too – as the manager and players mentioned in their post-match interviews, it really made the world of difference, particularly in the second half of the game prior to and after Sammy Ameobi’s goal.
You turned Macron Stadium into a cauldron of noise that was extremely intimidating for the opposition and you could see on the faces of the Bristol City players just how much of a difference it made – they were visibly unnerved at times.
Please endeavour to create this type of atmosphere at all our remaining home games – you truly can make all the difference and you proved that last time out here.
That result meanwhile, coupled with the majority of results falling in our favour over the weekend, sees us currently sitting three points ahead of the bottom three.
Considering where we found ourselves at the end of September, it truly is an incredible achievement and it is one that we cannot rest on our laurels with – we must maintain our focus and pull ourselves even further away from the mire, starting this coming Saturday against Fulham.
I will be visiting our hospitality suites ahead of the game to meet and greet some of our supporters and answer any questions you may have.
As I have said on numerous occasions since I joined the football club, I will always endeavour to be as open and honest as possible with you, our fantastic supporters, and by holding visits such as this, I hope that our relationship can only become stronger.
We are a family club and with that in mind, we have held numerous player signing sessions in Bolton Central ahead of our home games this season to allow you and the team that you back unwaveringly throughout the campaign to have as strong a bond as possible.
Details of one ahead of this weekend's match meanwhile will be announced in the coming days.
Unity across the board is key to success, and if we all continue to sing from the same hymn sheet, then I am confident that we will achieve our collective dream of retaining our Sky Bet Championship status come May 6.
As always however, let’s be loud, let’s be proud and let’s get behind the team.