JON Dadi Bodvarsson hopes his goal against Lincoln City can help get his season up and running with Wanderers.

The Icelandic striker saw a sharp summer dulled by a hamstring injury, which has meant just one start for the Whites in League One to date.

He came off the bench on Saturday to kill off the Imps with a late goal, doubling the lead established by Dion Charles from the penalty spot, and now wants to make a serious impact on Bolton’s promotion chase.

“It’s brilliant to get a goal, I feel great,” he said. “It has been a frustrating start, don’t get me wrong. I got the injury which killed my momentum a bit.

“I’d felt really sharp and fit in the training session and then towards the end picked up the injury, so it was a bit typical.

“But it is part of the sport. I put my head down and worked as hard as I could to get back.

“To get a goal and three points, I can’t ask for anything more than that.”

The 30-year-old’s second strike of the season took on added resonance after a pre-match appeal from Bolton Wanderers supporter Matthew Lawrenson asking for a moment’s applause in the 83rd minute for his grandfather, Ernie, who is currently ill.

“That’s really nice,” said the striker after the game, “I’m glad I could do that. Football can be a romantic sport.”

Bodvarsson played 90 minutes in the Papa Johns Trophy group game at Tranmere just before the international break but did not travel to play for Iceland, instead getting some time away with his family in Portugal.

Now suitably refreshed, he is looking to make the most of a packed October schedule in which he hopes Wanderers can underline their top six credentials.

“Whether I am starting or not, as long as I get some minutes I’ll be happy to be here at Bolton. I know I will make an impact,” he said.

“All the lads know it will be a busy period this month and that we need everyone on board. “I am really confident in all of the boys and it’s important to get plenty of points from this month, I think.”

Bodvarsson also revealed the story behind a picture on his wife’s Instagram account which showed them both standing just yards from an erupting volcano.

“It was just another day in Iceland, go for a walk, go up a volcano,” he laughed.

“It happened on my summer off so I went to the missus ‘let’s go up there and have a look at it.’ “There were people way closer than me, anything for the ‘gram I guess.

“I wasn’t going any closer, though, forget that. Not a chance. It was an experience.”

Watched by countryman Gudni Bergsson, who had stayed in town after Friday night’s reunion of the 1997 promotion-winning side, Bodvarsson reckons the win against Lincoln showed how far the team has developed over the summer.

“There is more depth in the squad but if I could pin-point the difference in the squad between this season and last, I think we are more disciplined defensively, we’re not conceding a lot of goals, reacting better to mistakes and tracking back. We are a bit more consistent too.

“We are all known for being a team that wants to play possession-based football and attractive football but I think we have improved a lot on the defensive side of things too.”