Bolton Wanderers boss Neil Lennon has called on his side to use Monday night’s game against Brentford as an opportunity to turn around their bad luck.
With the Whites playing after everybody else, they could be cut adrift by kick-off on Monday night, but Lennon is hoping they can draw on the spirit that saw them run out 3-1 winners over the Bees at the Macron last year.
That was Lennon’s first home game in charge, and whilst victories have been hard to come by this season, the Whites boss was optimistic about securing a win at the 12th time of asking.
“Everyone says that you make your own luck – well we must have run over about 15 black cats this season!” Lennon joked.
“We just need to find that little bit of composure in front of goal just to put teams away because our build-up play and we’ve been decent at creating chances.
“We’ve got good experience in the squad – we came through a similar situation last year and are confident we can do so again.
“Monday night could be a great starting point under the floodlights at the Macron.
“Our home fans are brilliant and our home form’s been pretty good since I’ve come in through the door.”
There has been at least some cheer for Whites fans this week, with owner Eddie Davies agreeing to write off loans of £185m as a parting gift to the club – and with financial advisor Trevor Birch brought in to handle the investment, matters could be concluded swiftly.
Lennon, however, remains focussed with on-pitch margins, having seen his side succumb to four defeats this season by just the odd goal.
“We spoke to Trevor on Tuesday and he just gave us an update on what’s going on.
“He had a chat with me and my backroom team for half an hour, forty minutes, so we’re completely in the picture as to what’s going on.
“It could be a great opportunity for someone to come in and build things over the next three or four years.
“What I have to do is try to get us wins in football games, we’re playing reasonably well, but we’re not getting over the line in games and we have to change that quickly.”
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