Victor Adeboyejo enjoyed his goalscoring return to Burton and is now looking for his new home to provide the platform for a decisive play-off push.
Adeboyejo deflected home the early goal which ultimately earned Wanderers the point that kept them in League One’s top six following a 1-1 draw at the Pirelli Stadium.
There may have been an element of good fortune about the striker’s third goal for the Whites and 16th in the total this season after notching 13 for Burton in the first half of the season.
But Adeboyejo and his Wanderers’ team-mates more than earned any luck going their way with an impressive performance against the in-form Brewers as Adeboyejo made a power-packed return to the starting line-up.
“A big thank-you to the Burton fans,” he said. “They welcomed me back. It was a place that gave me that confidence and belief to score goals and play games and I’m really grateful to Burton in the short time I was here.
“But I’m a Bolton player now and that’s my focus and I want to be here to push the team to get the club where I feel it deserves to be. It was nice coming back but nice scoring.
“It would have been amazing to get the three points, but we’ll go again on Saturday and try and do that. Overall, I thought we played well and on another day we would probably get the win.
“I feel we played better here than we have in some away games when we’ve taken the three points. Football is unpredictable and we have to stay focused and go again on Saturday and keep trying to get those results.”
Wanderers play Shrewsbury Town at the University of Bolton Stadium on Saturday in the first of three home games in eight days which will go a long way to determining the Whites’ destiny.
And Adeboyejo insists the fans will have a big part to play in helping Ian Evatt’s men secure a play-off spot come May.
“It’s in our hands. We’re more than capable of going on a run,” Adeboyejo added.
“We’ve still got a game in hand and three big games at home and with our fans and the way we look to play I don’t see why we can’t go on a run between now and the end of the season. It’s up to us.
“I feel like having the fans in our corner in the next three home games is going to be massive and the atmosphere they can create, and we can have, will be amazing.
“We’re going to need the fans and every single player to be pushing and working hard to get those three points in each of those games.
“It’s a privilege to be in this position. I feel like everyone feels that. It’s nice to be playing well and winning games and being in that position where we have something to play for. I feel like the boys are really relishing it.”