NATHAN Delfouneso has warned Saturday afternoon’s opponents Port Vale that he is only just getting into the scoring mood.

With six goals in his last 12 games, the former Blackpool man is tied for top spot in the Wanderers scoring charts with strike partner Eoin Doyle.

The partnership has helped fire Bolton to the fringes of the play-off picture and Ian Evatt’s men could enter the top seven for the first time this season with victory at the UniBol.

Delfouneso fired seven goals in each of his previous two campaigns but feels he should have even more goals under his belt by this stage.

“I wouldn’t say I’m pleased,” he said of his half-dozen so far. “I would have liked more and I believe it should have been more.

“It has been a decent start but I am always looking for more and I believe I’m capable.

“If we can keep pushing as a team then I am sure the goals will come throughout the rest of the season.

“I have got 100 per cent faith in the squad to do big things, and I always did. I have never had any reason to believe anything different. The potential in the dressing room is extremely high.”

Wanderers come up against a Vale side which has lost its last five league games and also been dumped out of the FA Cup by non-league King’s Lynn.

By comparison, Bolton are in their best run of form for two-and-a-half years and brimming with confidence after a dominant victory against Southend United last weekend.

Delfouneso refuses to take anything for granted, however, and with his manager Ian Evatt preaching the message that his team is yet to reach its potential, the striker believes it is important for the squad not to think too far ahead.

“We have got the quality but we have to go and show it consistently in games,” he said. “We have also got to show that we are willing to fight.

“It is a very unpredictable league and we’ve come across lots of different types of teams. There are times when we have to adapt and play a way we don’t necessarily enjoy playing.

“Just because we are Bolton Wanderers does not mean things are going to be given to us.

“Yes, we’re the big team in this league, and to a lot of teams coming here it’s a type of cup final, with all the history this club has.

“If we are to achieve what we want to this season, though, we have to grind, we have to work really work hard. And then we can show the quality.”