Victor Adeboyejo hopes his opening Wanderers’ goal is the first of many after feeling the love of the fans.
Adeboyejo claimed his first goal – and 14th in total this season – since his January move from Burton Albion to set the Whites on their way to a vital 2-1 win over Port Vale.
And the striker admitted it was a special feeling to open his account at the University of Bolton Stadium.
“You have to get past that first one. I’m very happy to get that done and out of the way and hopefully there’s many more to come,” said Adeboyejo, who headed in a Randell Williams’ cross to cancel out Port Vale’s early opener.
“That was massive. I wanted to be the reason why the fans were screaming and today was amazing to hear the noise and feel the support every game. To get the goal and to get the win is an amazing feeling.
“The support has been there all season and hence the reason why we are where we are and how well we’re doing in the league.
“It’s credit to them and credit to the atmosphere they’ve created.”
With Josh Sheehan quickly following up Adeboyejo’s goal with the Wanderers’ winner before half-time, Ian Evatt’s men made it five successive home league wins to remain fourth in League One – six points behind second-placed Plymouth Argyle.
The Devon club will be Wanderers’ opponents in the final of the Papa Johns Trophy on 2 April.
And having booked their final place in mid-week, the Whites did well to raise themselves to get their promotion push back in top gear after a first loss in six matches at Wycombe last weekend.
“We’ve just come off winning and getting to Wembley so emotions are high and physically it can take it out of you as well,” added Adeboyejo, who returned to starting duty after being cup-tied for Wednesday night’s win at Accrington Stanley.
“It was very important to try and follow that up with a win and regain our league form and get the three points. That’s what we needed and that’s what we did.
“I don’t think it’s the prettiest game to watch back but for us what’s important is three points and it’s onto the next one.
“To not play so well and get three points is massive for the boys and massive for the confidence.
“We found a formula to get the win today and hopefully it continues onto Tuesday (at Portsmouth) and the rest of the season.”