KEITH Andrews insists he has no regrets about dropping out of the Premier League despite his inconsistent start to life at the Reebok.
The Republic of Ireland midfielder, who was on international duty for the first time since Euro 2012 last night against Germany, has failed to produce his best form since signing on a free transfer in the summer.
An Achilles problem hampered his early progress, and Andrews has recently had to contend with the sacking of the man who signed him, Owen Coyle.
But the 32-year-old is certain he will make a success of his move to Wanderers after leaving West Brom at the end of last season.
“The move has been good for me and I’m enjoying it at Bolton.
“It’s a massive club that really is geared up for the Premier League, so we have to try and get promotion.
“Results haven’t been great in the last few weeks but I feel we can still make a real stab at promotion because a club like this needs to be in the Premier League,” he said. “I know it was seen as a risk by me that I left West Brom and moved down to the Championship, but there’s no point in just being in the Premier League if you’re only a squad player, at the age I’m at now I need to be playing every week.
“And I also wanted to get my teeth into something, be part of something that was driving forward, not just about sustaining your league position. I felt that something good could happen at this club this season.
“I certainly didn’t see coming here as a step down.”