GOOD TIMES RETURNING TO WANDERERS
IF ANY Bolton fans wanted signs of their worth to make the return to England’s second tier, then this battling draw with Crystal Palace will give them hope.
More than a defensive performance, the Trotters players with Premier League and Championship experience stood out, and showed why promotion has to be on the cards. In his early days at the Macron, Phil Parkinson’s methods were more robust, but brought wins and points. Now they’re confidence is up, Bolton play some excellent football.
They have some strength in depth off the bench, and a crowd that’s willing to support them no matter what – something that’s been in short supply in recent, difficult years as they slipped down the leagues.
As for Palace, if they don’t start scoring goals, there’s a good chance they might be making the trip north again next year.
In the Premier League, that’s the difference between relegation and survival.