What a win for Bolton Wanderers.
A 2-0 win away at Shrewsbury has given us a 6-point gap over promotion rivals Fleetwood Town just when it matters most.
We’ve really stepped it up and the confidence throughout the squad is impressive. Just some of the stats emerging after the game give you an idea what we achieving. Today means Bolton have won four consecutive matches away from home for the first time since October 2006.
You don’t need me to tell you that Felipe Morais has been a revelation since being gifted to us by Bradford City.
Another two assists today brings his own remarkable tally to 11 assists within the last month. The Portuguese winger has been a great fit for Bolton and it’s no coincidence that Adam Le Fondre has found his goalscoring form since returning to Bolton with the great wide play from Morais.
So what now for Bolton? Do we start to dream of winning it? I think we have to, surely, why not? We’ve hit form at the right time and our next two fixtures, Chesterfield at home and Oldham away are very winnable.
Put those two on the board and it’s very difficult to see us not being promoted this year.
The only downside to today is three players coming off injured.
Firstly, Gary Madine limped off holding his groin in an injury hoped not to be too bad. Andrew Taylor and Ben Alnwick both came off with injuries thought to be worse and Bolton will be desperately hoping the scans are kind to two key players for the promotion run in.
A week off for Bolton will be welcomed by this battle-tired squad.