ADAM Le Fondre says he can fire Bolton Wanderers to safety, given the chance.

Phil Parkinson challenged his strikers prior to Tuesday night’s game at Reading to make a case to keep their shirt at Sheffield Wednesday.

Le Fondre produced a man of the match performance against his former club, scoring in a 1-1 draw, but admits he does not know if it will be enough to stay in the side at Hillsborough on Saturday.

The 31-year-old has not started successive games at Championship level since December 2015 when he featured for Wolves against Rotherham and Nottingham Forest.

But he is confident he can supply the firepower for Wanderers’ fight against relegation with enough time on the pitch.

“If I get consecutive games, you guys know me, I play myself into good form,” he told The Bolton News. “I did it first time at Bolton, I did it at Reading, I’ll score goals.

“Obviously it’s the gaffer’s choice but personally I’d like to play every game and I’d score goal to keep us up.

“I have always scored important goals and I don’t think I’ll ever stop doing that.

“Whether I am starting games or coming off the bench I’ll still be looking to score. It’s what I’m about, I’m not bothered about anything else.”

Le Fondre was delighted to make an impact on his old stomping ground on Tuesday night.

“It was the first time in four years I have started here,” he said. “I came back with Wolves and sat on the bench all game but I relished it.

“Both sets of fans were brilliant with me and I was touched that the Reading and Bolton fans were singing my song. It’s great to have that connection but I want to keep Bolton up.”

Wanderers opened up a five-point advantage on the bottom three but Le Fondre admits he was disappointed not to have won the game.

“We had chances – I had one, (Will) Buckley had one, and the keeper pulled off a worldie from me front 25 yards out,” he said. “We had really good spells in the game where we dominated but it was paramount we got at least a point.”