Victor Adeboyejo was thrilled to head home with the match ball after scoring his first hat-trick in a Wanderers’ shirt.
Adeboyejo struck three times in a devastating 35-minute burst before half-time as the Whites beat Fleetwood Town 3-1 to extend their winning start to the season to four games in league and cup.
The striker’s treble replicated a hat-trick he scored for Burton last season and took him to four goals already this campaign after he set the ball rolling just two minutes and 48 seconds into the win over Fleetwood.
“I literally think that was my first touch of the game!” said Adeboyejo, who coolly slotted in all three goals from the edge of the six-yard box after being superbly teed up from the right-hand side of Wanderers’ attack.
“I’m very, very happy. When you keep making those runs and positions in the box, it’s going to fall for you and today, it’s nice to tap them home.
“All pre-season, the gaffer was talking about how well my positioning has been in the box and it’s just been the final touch, whether that is the finish or cross. But all of us strikers know if we keep getting in those positions, you’ll get your chance and luckily I was there today and score.
“I think that’s something we’ve been doing this season, is starting strong, and almost blowing teams away.
“We want to maintain and keep our foot on the gas but when you start like that it’s difficult for teams to get back in the game. We wanted to start well, we did that – and hopefully that can continue.”
Wanderers conceded their first goal of the season in injury-time after being reduced to 10 men following the dismissal of Dion Charles.
But Ian Evatt’s men had done more than enough to sustain their impressive start before Saturday’s derby day against Wigan Athletic.
“I’ve been saying to myself that we haven’t lost a game since pre-season and that’s the feeling the boys are getting,” Adeboyejo added.
“We’re going into games thinking we’re going to win the game and that’s the mentality you want to have. It’s important. For us, it’s about the three points and we need to keep staying focused and beating the next team.
“We can park this one now, focus on Wigan and try get the three points. This one is definitely for the fans. It means a lot to them, and of course to us. We want to represent Bolton as best as we can and go out and do it. It’s all about rest and recovery and being ready and sharp in the mindset to go again.”