Bolton Wanderers Liam Feeney in fine fettle
FLYING Wanderers winger Liam Feeney is loving his new lease of life at the Reebok and believes it can get even better now the team has ended its winless streak.
The 26-year-old Londoner has quickly become a fans’ favourite just three games into his three-month loan from Millwall with his latest scintillating display coming in Saturday’s first Championship win at Birmingham City.
And he is grateful for the backing of the supporters who have taken to him so soon, saying it spurs him on to maintain his high level of performance.
He also believes the confidence instilled into him by Whites boss Dougie Freedman has been a key factor in him hitting the ground running.
Feeney said: “The manager here has shown confidence in me and I have started well.
“The lads have also been good with me and it’s made it easy for me to settle in and play my football.
“Most of the credit goes to them.
“I appreciate the fans as well and I can hear them urging me on.
“It gives me confidence to go on and try to create a goal.
“I thank them for their support because they have been brilliant with me.
“Everyone is doing their bit and long may it continue.”
Feeney has impressed in helping Wanderers turn a corner and get that first win at St Andrew’s.
It is now three games without defeat since he arrived but Feeney and his team-mates will have to be patient to extend that run with the international fixtures coming to the fore this weekend.
Some may consider it an unfortunate time to have a break as they look to build on the Birmingham win.
But the loan man thinks it can be a positive with a chance for those players with knocks to get fully fit.
He added: “With the momentum we have got we probably would have liked to play.
“But maybe it won’t be so bad because we have a week to recharge and lads carrying little knocks can look after them a bit more in the first week and then get a good week’s training leading into the next match.
“The good thing is we are going into it after getting that win.
“There was always pressure to get that but we try and blot that out when we cross the white line.
“We showed that at Birmingham – we were really professional and defended like Trojans and got that win we needed.”