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Lennon: "I'm Here to Win"

Music to our ears

Stu Forster

Speaking to the BEN and friend of the site, Marc Iles, the new Bolton Wanderers manager Neil Lennon has set his stall out early on with the statement that he is here to win.

The 43 year old Northern Irishman has immediately found favour with the Wanderers fanbase with his exciting and promising words upon joining from Celtic on a three year deal.

Speaking to the paper about his decision to take what on the surface appears to be a tough job, he said:

"It might seem a brave decision on the outside but it's the challenge I wanted,"

"It's a totally different concept from what I was doing at Celtic, where we were the dominant team in the league and you are winning week in, week out. I might have to change my methods. I don't like losing, obviously, but I may have to accept that we will lose a few along the way.

Lennon then went on to discuss what he can bring to the job:

"I might have to bring a different skill-set and mentality to the table. I've watched footage and the team does need a bit of work.

"But the club and team is equipped to do a lot better and my job is to make sure that happens.

"We have a squad of players who know this division very well and have been successful in the division.

He closed the interview with the most important line of all and one that should bring cheer to all Wanderers supporters:

"We are not punching our weight at the minute and we need to be doing better."

Good luck other teams.

We're coming.