Striker Ngog says Wanderers camp is confident they can rise up the table

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

DAVID Ngog insists Wanderers should still be regarded as promotion candidates.

Despite spending the vast majority of the campaign in the bottom half, Dougie Freedman’s side leapt up five places after their 2-0 victory over Charlton and lie seven points off the play-off spots heading to bottom club Peterborough on Saturday.

The French striker, whose late goals helped sink the Addicks, reckons the common consensus in the dressing room is that the Whites are capable of charging up the division in the New Year.

“We are ambitious and we want to be at the top of the league but it won’t be easy,” he said.

“There are a lot of games over the next two weeks.

“We have to work hard and prepare well to get as many points as we can.

“In this league it is really tight. There are a lot of teams in the same area, so of course, we still believe in it (promotion). It won’t be easy and we have to be prepared but we are confident we can do it.”

Ngog will play at Peterborough for the first time this weekend, and warned that Wanderers must be prepared to roll up their sleeves.

“It will be a tough game,” he said. “They will be prepared for us.

“We need to be confident with the way we are playing.”

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