KEITH Hill believes Wanderers’ recent progress shows his players are now on the same page.

The Bolton boss prepares for FA Cup weekend and the visit of Plymouth in high spirits after three successive wins - which earned him a place in the SkyBet EFL team of the week.

And reflecting on the team’s steady improvement since his arrival nearly nine weeks ago, he has paid tribute to some of the players inherited from his predecessor, Phil Parkinson, who have found a new lease of life since the club’s takeover.

“They have been brilliant,” he told The Bolton News. “Look at Jason Lowe – magnificent since I came to this football club, a great professional. People like Remi Matthews and some of the younger players who came through it all, now they are leading by example.

“They deserve a pat on the back. But they know the work is not completed, nowhere near, in fact.

“We’ve won a few games and everyone is feeling good about it, there’s a bounce about the place, but it’s not ‘we’ve won a match week’ it’s ‘let’s win another week’”.

Confidence is understandably high going into he first round tie against Argyle and Hill feels a unity has returned to the squad which had been understandably fragmented on his arrival.

“Players are enjoying their football, the atmosphere and the environment, the culture we are trying to bring to the football club – they are embracing it, and that is what we have had on the training pitch,” he said.

“It’s a win-win, if we’re successful then individuals become successful. You don’t get a team that fails and one induvial rises out of it and gets success.

“Those players have been magnificent in supporting me and Dave and making sure that there is a unity on the training pitch for the work and effort we’re trying to convey to the players. Every day is a hard work day.”

Hill’s former club Plymouth have not played in Bolton for 27 years – Mark Seagraves, Andy Walker and John McGinlay were on target in their last visit, a 3-1 victory for Bruce Rioch’s side en route to promotion in 1993.

“We’ve got to drive on through this sequence of games, not let up at all,” the manager said. “It’s going to be brilliant representing Bolton Wanderers in the FA Cup and it’s a game I’m really looking forward to”.