First Bolton Wanderers win is coming, says Marc Tierney
MARC Tierney is confident the elusive first Championship win for Wanderers will come sooner rather than later.
A 3-0 away loss to early league leaders Nottingham Forest last weekend put a dent in the mood of optimism around the Whites camp after two creditable opening draws against Burnley and Reading.
It is the first time since 2009 Wanderers have failed to record a win in their opening three league matches.
But far from being downbeat, the 27-year-old Mancunian, who joined from Norwich in the summer, remains confident the victories will come for his new side.
Tierney said: “Personally, it doesn’t bother me we have not won yet.
“It would be more of a worry if we hadn’t already got points on the board.
“The first game we didn’t start so brightly but came back into it to get a good point.
“It was probably role reversal against Reading. We started really well but the referee’s penalty decision knocked us back a peg or two.
“Somewhere in between our games against Burnley and Reading probably lies the finished article of where we want to be.
“We had started to see glimpses of things gelling all over the field and partnerships developing. We want to start a game brightly and close it off in the same fashion.”
Things do not get any easier for Tierney and Co. this weekend with big-spending QPR the second relegated Premier League team in a row to visit the Reebok.
But rather than dwell on the City Ground defeat, the left-back is hoping the Whites can take the form they showed in the first two games into Saturday’s televised clash.
He added: “It is a tough start but you have to play these teams sometimes.
“I prefer it that way because you know what it's going to be like throughout the season.
“We prepare for what sides we are coming up against but also we do a lot of work on what we want to do and how we want to impose ourselves.
“We had two draws against two good sides who will be up there; now we need get back to that form.”