PHIL Parkinson is adamant only thing will get Wanderers out of their current bind.

Without a win in their first seven league games, the Whites make a long trip to Ipswich Town tomorrow knowing a quarter of their squad is either absent, or doubtful through injury.

Parkinson remains confident, however, that even with a long casualty list his side is able to get a result to lift themselves off the bottom of the table at Portman Road.

But he has warned those involved a change in fortune will not come about unless they are prepared to work hard for it.

“It is still very early in the season but I do believe we can turn this around quickly,” he told The Bolton News. “It has been a very, very poor start – we can’t hide away from that.

“But I do believe the lads showed the right spirit against Sheffield United and we have got to keep that tenacity in our play against Ipswich on Saturday.

“I thought that performance was right up there with when we beat Sheffield Wednesday in the Carabao Cup and if we can maintain those levels, I can’t ask any more.

“We can’t stand around and dwell on defeats. You have to get back into training, work as hard as you possibly can to prepare and then, just maybe, something will fall for us.”

Wanderers are keeping their fingers crossed winger Filipe Morais avoids any further knee problems after his midweek appearance and also sent Will Buckley for a scan yesterday to determine how long his back and hamstring injury could take to heal properly.

The squad returned to training yesterday for light duties and will travel to Suffolk early this morning to get a head start on preparations.

“It was more of a head count,” admitted Parkinson. “Everyone can see the injuries are biting hard into the squad but we musn’t complain about it.

“Things are not going for us at the moment and there’s obviously a lot of hurt around. But the only way you get results in football is by working hard. Nothing gets given to you on a plate.

“We will keep going. Injuries don’t help the cause but that doesn’t stop us being organised and prepared for Ipswich. The win will come and I hope it’s sooner rather than later.”