George Johnston believes Wanderers are firmly on the right track as they as they look to bounce back at Charlton.
Ian Evatt’s men head to the Valley on the back of successive defeats for the first time since December.
But Johnston insists the results against Rotherham and Sunderland will not derail a team whose performances have been earning widespread praise across the division.
“Although we’ve lost two on the bounce we are in a good place. We’re playing some really good football,” said the Wanderers’ defender.
“People are clicking together, getting good partnerships and I think we’re one step away from being where we want to be.
“We’re still in and around there. It’s a long season so we will keep going.”
Sunderland boss Lee Johnson was the latest to give credit to Bolton’s approach after Saturday’s 1-0 loss to the Black Cats saw Wanderers slip to ninth in the League One table.
And while plaudits don’t add up to points, Johnston is backing Wanderers to come good as they prepare for their latest test at slow-starting Charlton on Tuesday night.
“I think, as a team, we are producing good performances at the moment but we’re just not getting the result we want,” added the summer signing who will be looking to back up one of his best performances in a Bolton shirt on Wearside at the weekend.
“We can’t get too down about it because the performances are there. We just need to get over the finishing line.
“The gaffer was quick to re-assure us that the performances are what he’s wanting from us and expecting from us and if we keep doing that then we’ll be in a good place come the end of the season.
“We see ourselves as equal to the big teams in this division and we want to be up there with them come the end of the season.”