KEITH Hill aims to make the rest of League One “nervous” as his side took another giant stride towards positive points with victory against promotion-chasing Fleetwood.

First-half goals from Chris O’Grady and Daryl Murphy were enough to secure a third successive victory for the Whites – the first time they have managed that since March 2017.

Josh Morris’s late strike caused a few late jitters but Hill felt Wanderers were well worth the result, illustrating the progress they have shown since his arrival as manager in August.

“If you look for perfection you are never going to achieve it. The lads are showing unbelievable courage, spirit, determination throughout the course of the eight weeks that me and Dave (Flitcroft) have been here,” he said. “They deserve that result today.

“We have gone through a lot of hard work so I am really pleased with the result for the players – all the players – including the ones who have been injured. Everyone has taken 100 per cent to the way we have done things.

“It has been a long journey but it’s still only the start. We have got a lot of work to do.

“We don’t just want this to be the mountain we have climbed, we want to keep climbing and setting new peaks.

“The lads are doing everything amazing and they are being backed by amazing support. The atmosphere is incredible.

“The lads deserve credit for the result but it’s continual hard work. There’s no dropping off.

“It’s a great victory to send us into FA Cup week. Let’s make the rest of League One nervous.”

Jason Lowe, Luke Murphy and Chris O’Grady stood out for Wanderers, who might have made the game safe at 2-0 when Dennis Politic broke through only to see his effort nudged wide by Fleetwood keeper Alex Carins.

Hill was delighted with his players’ graft.

“It’s a minimum requirement for me, effort,” he said. “We work hard so we demand that the players work hard and drive hard while they represent us and the Bolton public.

“I can accept defeat when the players give everything and today they gave absolutely everything, so they deserve the victory. I don’t think anyone could argue.

“Barring one or two scares we were great in the first half, scored two magnificent goals, and it would have been nice for Dennis to finish his chance and that would have been icing on the cake.

“I think the icing on the cake is a win, going into the FA Cup. And we’ll bounce all week.”

Fleetwood have lost four of their seven games away from Highbury this season and Joey Barton admits that will need to change if his side are to challenge for promotion.

“Our away form is killing us,” he said. “But we can’ give away goals like we are doing at any level of football.

“If anyone on my lad’s under seven’s team did that you would be disappointed.

“It is becoming a common theme. I am a manager who likes to give young players chances and who wants to play the right way.

“But we are going to have to sit and think the way in which we do that.

“It drives you insane at times because the chances we give up are really naïve at times.

“If we don’t iron out these mistakes soon then we are going to miss a glorious opportunity because I do feel this division is wide open.

“I don’t feel our players can handle the mentality of it. Until they start showing that level of maturity that is needed, we will have to stay in that ‘one game at a time’ mindset.

“Credit though to Bolton-they are fighting for their lives. They are in touching distance of getting back to the zero points mark.

“They turned up, they fought, they battled and they made it difficult for us.

“But we have got to be cuter. Our lads keep fighting and that’s admirable but just don’t get into the situation where you concede two goals and have to get up off the canvas.

“For all the huffing and puffing at the end we couldn’t get back into it.”