Marc Tierney says any win will do for Bolton Wanderers
DEFENDER Marc Tierney hopes it will be eighth time lucky at Brighton today as Wanderers look to break their winless Championship streak.
Back-to-back home games against Leeds and Derby have only returned one point this week, stretching the barren run at the start of the league season to seven without victory.
It is a run that sees the Whites propping up the rest of the Championship and has led to frustration around the Reebok.
But Tierney, who joined the club from Norwich in the summer, remains confident the tide will turn.
He knows any kind of win at the Amex Stadium this afternoon could be the spark to boost confidence in a team that he says is fighting together to put things right. Tierney, pictured, said: “We need to do anything to get a win right now. It doesn’t matter if it’s a scrappy, 0-0 last minute goal that comes off someone’s knee-type game – I would take it.
“It can’t be a case of ‘how am I doing’ at the moment, you have to look at your team-mate and make sure you are helping him out.
“We move on as a team – it has to be a team effort.
“It is not falling for us at the minute. You look at the Leeds game and a corner has decided it.”
Tierney is keeping the faith, much like his manager Dougie Freedman.
But it will not be easy against a Seagulls side that go into the game after creditable goalless draws at former Premier League sides Reading and QPR.
Wanderers are also heading to a ground where they have not tasted victory for 36 years – albeit they have only visited the south coast side three times in that period.