Bolton Have The Buzz Back - Nolan

Last updated : 07 January 2005 By Mark Heys
Midfield ace Kevin Nolan has suggested that togetherness is what pulled the Bolton Wanderers team through their recent run of poor form.

The former England U21 midfielder scored the winning goal against Birmingham City in midweek and this was to end the Trotters run of ten games without a win.

Nolan praised the squad for the way in which they stuck together during a winless December and beleives they can now push on from their previous two games against West Bromwich Albion and Birmingham.

"It wasn't nice losing every week but the kind of people we are meant we managed to stay upbeat and stay together.

"I don't mean this disrespectfully but at a lot of clubs you would have seen players not wanting to turn out and feigning injuries. But we have come through this together and have been really happy with the way we've played in the last two games.

The 22-year old still looked forward to the games during the barron spell even though the Wanderers did not pick up the results that they would've wanted. Nolan feels the fresh optimism can see them through the next two games - a cup tie away to Ipswich Town and a Reebok Stadium visit by the Champions Arsenal.

"Even though we've been losing I've looked forward to every game because I've wanted to get out there and win a match.
Now the lads are buzzing again and we're looking forward to going to Ipswich and, hopefully, getting into the next round. Then we've got Arsenal next week.