Jay: Wanderers are now united in battle

First published in Sport The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , sports writer

MIDFIELD dynamo Jay Spearing says a reunited Wanderers head to Wolves tonight brimming with confidence after their spirited fightback earned three points against Bristol City.

Spearing netted his first goal for the Whites in the 3-2 home triumph and is naturally in high spirits after breaking his duck.

But he says the whole squad has a new lease of life after a first win in four games, admitting the poor run prior to the weekend had been getting to the players.

The Liverpool loan star said: “Not just myself, but the whole dressing room is bouncing at the minute.

“It wasn’t just the result, we just felt that a little bit of luck might have turned our way.

“We just haven’t been getting that in the last few games and we came out of the Bristol game with what we deserved.

“I think we showed after the start of the game what we’re all about.

“Obviously, the key thing now is to make sure we don’t give away a two-goal start against Wolves.

“I’m sure we’ll work hard and look at what was done wrong (against Bristol City) and where we need to put it right.

“We’ve been under-performing, and we’ve been getting on each others’ backs about it.

“But since the new people came in we’ve really got it sorted.

“We said to each other ‘Listen boys, we need to look after each other and support each other’ and I think it showed against Bristol City because we helped each other out.”

Spearing is enjoying the different approach from caretakers Jimmy Phillips, Julian Darby and his former Anfield mentor Sammy Lee.

But he also spared a thought for the man who brought him to the Reebok, Owen Coyle.

The 23-year-old added: “All the players were disappointed with the manager leaving. It isn’t down to him, it’s us when we get on the field.

“I’ve known from the start that this team can work. The squad we have got are capable of doing anything we want – we’re in a league position we don’t want to be in.

“Every manager is different and they’ll bring different ways they want to play, and how they want to do it.

“With Jimmy and Sammy coming in, the lads have nailed down and got ourselves going again. Hopefully this is just the start.”

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