WANDERERS have hit the first significant milestone of Keith Hill’s managerial reign – but there will be no time to sit back and admire his handywork.

After overturning the 12-point deduction with victory against MK Dons last weekend the Bolton boss has continued to push his players hard in preparation for today’s trip to Accrington Stanley.

Hill wanted to be in the black after nine games and brought Liam Bridcutt back into action ahead of schedule after a chest injury to ensure he had enough experience on the pitch to hit the mark.

But as he now looks to put a fourth league victory on the board, Hill hopes his squad is still hungry to push towards the next target of survival.

“In the perfect world I wanted nine games to get positive points, and it could have been 12, worst-case scenario,” he said. “It was a significant milestone.

“That was my target, without delivering it to the players. Their pressure is just getting out on the pitch and start looking like a team.

“We are demanding more and more from them and we’ve reached a stage now where they should be plateauing out, fatiguing because of the work they have done, but we’re demanding more.

“That has been placed on us because of previous years’ failings. But we won’t bellyache about it. We are going to keep driving upwards."

Hill reported no new injury concerns on Thursday but admits confidence is at a season-high after Daryl Murphy’s late winner last weekend.

“There was a euphoria,” he said. “Even if we’d have drawn that game it would have been green for go – get into the training ground and go through the same processes this week. We can’t forget this has been a 10-week season.

“I won’t forget that phone call I got from Mike James telling me that I have got the job and what it meant to me; it means the same to me now.

“We are not going to barnstorm League One, we’re still building. Nobody can really understand how difficult it has been.”