August was far from a kind month for Bolton Wanderers. Four points from four games, a crash out of the Capital One Cup, only four goals scored, and seven conceded. Arguably, the only player that really did well in that stretch was Chris Eagles. The winger has started each of the last three league games and has tallied a goal in each outing. As a result, club sponsor 188Bet has handed Chris Eagles the player of the month award after a fan vote.
The final tally read:
Chris Eagles - 70 %
Chung-Yong Lee - 13 %
Kevin Davies - 10%
Speaking to the official website about his award, Eagles said:
"I'd like to thank everyone who voted and hopefully they have seen that it means a lot to me to be here and play for Bolton Wanderers. I'd like to win a few more of these awards by the end of the season.
"It's been difficult for the fans because they have been frustrated with the start that we have made. But in this league, one win can change things and that can soon roll into two or three good results. Before you know it, you move straight up the league.
"We know we have to win matches and although some of the lads have been away on international duty, we have been in training this week working hard.
"I'm confident that we can come out after the international break, get a good result against Watford and move forward."
Here's hoping that you do, Chris, while Bolton win a lot more games.