Bodvardsson Aims To Build On Perfect Start

Jon Dadi Bodvarsson is confident his first taste of victory in a Wanderers’ shirt is just a starter.

Bodvarsson came off the bench to make a debut for the Whites at Shrewsbury Town a week ago after signing from Millwall.

The Iceland international was on the pitch as Dion Charles struck a stunning late winner to spark joyous scenes among the travelling fans.

Bodvarsson admits it couldn’t have been a better beginning and is ready for more to follow as Ian Evatt’s men go in pursuit of a hat-trick of League One wins at home to high-flying Sunderland this afternoon (Saturday).

“It was brilliant. Everything about it was so good,” he said.

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“Seeing the fans behind the goal and seeing how welcoming they were, it gave me that extra boost.

“It’s been a while since I’d played in a proper game so it was great to be back out there and the way we won it as well.

“You couldn’t ask for a better script, so it was fantastic.

“We’ve had two wins in a row and I don’t feel like the lads are comfortable or anything.

“They want to go on a proper run and finish the season on a high.

“I think that’s also the ambition of Bolton Wanderers Football Club. We want to get higher up the table and I feel the lads are really focused so it’s good.”

Bodvarsson is hungry to get firing again with Wanderers after dropping out of the first-team picture at Millwall this season.

The former Wolves and Reading striker feels invigorated by his move to Wanderers and is relishing the possible prospect of a home debut in front of around 20,000 fans against Sunderland.

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“It’s just good to be back, playing football, and this environment as well. I feel alive again. I feel great,” added the 29-year-old, who has promised to lead a burst of the Iceland ‘thunderclap’ when he scores his first Wanderers’ goal.

“I can’t wait. It will be a huge game for us.

“Sunderland is big team as well. Those are the kind of games you want to play in as a player.

“You couldn’t ask for a better occasion. Probably there’ll be a lot of fans there and I think it’s great.

“I’m actually really excited. I can’t wait to hopefully play well if I’m there for 20 minutes or 90 or whatever and hopefully we get the win as well.

“It will be a good test and I think everyone is excited for it.”


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