KEITH Hill is desperate to see Wanderers lay their recent troubles to rest.

Season ticket finally in hand, fans will head to the UniBol tonight hoping to see the Whites grab a first league victory of the season in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

The last televised game was against West Brom back in January, when mass protests against former owner Ken Anderson underlined a feeling of deep unhappiness on the terraces which proved a portent for the financial problems to come.

Hill’s exciting side has made progress, reflecting the new era of ownership, but the Bolton boss admits there is a lingering resentment among players, staff and supporters towards the previous regime which is proving difficult to shift.

Calling for a fresh start ahead of what could be a crucial 90 minutes, Hill hopes his own enthusiasm for the task ahead can rub off on those around him.

“Listening to Chris Wilder when he went in at Sheffield United, the players hated the coaches, the coaches hated the players, the players hated the supporters, the supporters hated the players, he wanted to unite the whole football club,” he told The Bolton News.

“We want to unite this club, it’s got to become united again, there can’t be a hatred, there can’t be people who work in the fabric of this football club who hate the players, hate the staff etcetera, there should be no hatred for each other in this environment with a new identity.

“Everybody should be embracing each other’s presence, what they do, the way they go about doing their job, they’ve got to love and be inspired by working and on behalf of this football club.

“They’ve got to bring a new vigour and a new enthusiasm to working for this football club.

“One of the great mottos of football that I once got introduced to is that you create an environment where players can leave but don’t want to leave.

“The environment at this football club should be an ‘I want to go and play for Bolton, I want to stay at Bolton’ mentality.”

Wanderers could bring new signing Joe Dodoo into the squad tonight but are likely to give Chris O’Grady extra time to recover fully from a knee injury. Daryl Murphy will also be back in contention after sitting out Tuesday’s game at Rochdale.