AFTER playing his part in Saturday’s vital win at Queens Park Rangers, and being part of the strike action that ended when wages were paid to staff, Will Buckley is determined to help bring some good feeling back to Wanderers.

Buckley’s determination to get into a scoring position saw him and his team benefit from a fortunate rebound when Josh Magennis’ goalbound header was palmed away by QPR keeper Joe Lumley, and the Whites’ wide man feels they restored some hope of retaining their Championship status.

And, ahead of facing Ipswich Town tomorrow, he wants to add to the three points gained at Loftus Road in the next two games at the University of Bolton Stadium. Wanderers’ chances of victory in September’s reverse fixture were hampered by a first-half dismissal for Marc Wilson but as they welcome the division’s basement side to Bolton, Buckley hopes they can string some more results together.

“It’s been a few weeks since we got a win but that feeling is great and we need to take it into the next game and put up a little bit of a run now,” he said after his goal and Callum Connolly’s effort led to their 2-1 victory.

“It’s good for the belief, all season we’ve believed we can win games and compete with anyone in the division. I think we got that little bit of luck and it showed that we got the victory.

“Obviously going into the Ipswich game it’s another must-win, like it was today, and all we can do is give 100 per cent and make sure we’re right going into every game. We were today and that’s why we got the result.”

Buckley and his team-mates made their stand against the latest delay in wages, refusing to go to training until other staff members received their March wages.

And though they are yet to get paid themselves the players and coaches have returned to the practice field with football once again becoming the focus at the end of another nerve-shredding week.

“All we can control is what we do on the pitch,” he said last weekend. “Today we did that and we’ll be doing the same again.

“The manager says all we can do is give 100 per cent and show everyone what we want to do for the football club, we did that today and hopefully we made everyone proud and we’ve got to do it again next Saturday and for the rest of the season.

“We’ve always believed, we just need to keep fighting and make sure we give ourselves a chance to escape come the last day of the season.

“We’re aiming to win every single game for the rest of the season, we’ll approach the next game like we did today and hopefully it will result in three points and give us a real chance.”

The display in west London was a far cry from the disappointments of Wigan a fortnight earlier but the gambles of Buckley and Connolly, who also netted from a Lumley save, led to the victory that kept Bolton in touch with the teams out of the drop zone. Buckley also crashed a shot off the bar during their second-half purple patch. QPR rallied late on, but Nahki Wells’ goal served only to make the last 10 minutes more compelling.

So, will he be busting a gut to see the whites of opposing keepers’ eyes in the season’s run-in?

“You just have to try to get into the six-yard box, that’s where most goals are scored,” he added. “I got a bit of luck off the keeper and bundled it home. All we need to do is keep trying to get in there.

“I had one in the second half where I got in there again, I tried to keep it down but I think the defender’s come in and got a touch on it.

“We just kept going though, and fortunately we got that second goal. It looked like it was going to be a last 20 minutes for us to relax, but no.

“We needed to show the fans we’ve still got that fight after the Wigan game – we did have it at Wigan but we made costly errors and got punished every single time. We showed today what we’re all about – giving 100 per cent and that’s all we can do.

“I’d come off by the time they scored, and it’s more nervy when you’re watching but we have some experience on the pitch, lads who will say ‘we’re not letting this lead go’ and they stuck at it and kept them to minimal chances after they’d got the goal back.

“The aim now is to close that gap, if we make sure we’re right for every single game the belief will still be there.”