KEITH Hill is convinced Wanderers are about to change their own fortunes in League One.

The Bolton boss has been in position less than five weeks but feels his team are now making tangible progress, which will eventually result in a first win of the season.

Old foes Blackpool come to the UniBol on Monday looking to make him wait a little longer and continue their own chase for a top-six spot.

Hill has had to check his own impatience but can see definite signs that a once-fragmented team are now gelling into a cohesive unit.

“I get disappointed but then someone will remind me how short a time we have been here and what progress has been made,” he told The Bolton News. “And there is massive progress.

“We’ve had first-half clean sheets, the best half of football I have seen us play against Portsmouth from a control point of view – and there’s nothing a manager likes more, the next step is to ensure we convert our control into goal-scoring and taking opportunities.

“We’re conceding fewer shots on goal, there’s fewer saves for the keeper to make, there’s big steps.

“I have this desire to win games. I’m disappointed we haven’t done that. I want that result.

“I don’t apologise. I am demanding of the players and I’ll always be that because it’ll drive them on.”

Hill brought in ex-Rangers and Leicester striker Joe Dodoo on Thursday, who will go straight into the squad to face the Seasiders and Wanderers have also been strongly linked with former Blackburn and Norwich winger Ben Marshall.

But the Whites chief is keen to see the books stay balanced.

“I am a businessman but I don’t need a degree in accountancy,” he said. “I am a football manager who takes business very seriously. I show profits year on year because of the work we do on the training ground developing players, a winning environment and a team to succeed against all odds.

“Financial stability gives me an enormous sense of pride.

“Doing it within your own means, I don’t think I can relate to you how important it is for my conscience that I don’t spend money that the club can’t afford.

“That is me as a football supporter. I don’t want to see people crying because they might lose their club all because of frivolous spending of a manager.

“It really does upset me when I see clubs spending money that they just haven’t got and I have carved out a 12-year career so far, always earning profits.”