Petrov Ready For Final Push

  • April 20, 2012 | By Chris Mann
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Martin Petrov believes a break from Premier League action last weekend will stand Bolton in good stead for the final few games of the season.

Wanderers were not in action last weekend as Tottenham Hotspur, their scheduled opponents, were in FA Cup action against Chelsea at Wembley Stadium.

The break gave the team the opportunity to have some time away at a Dubai training camp, prior to their arrival back in England last Monday.

Petrov admits results could have gone better over the course of the last fortnight, but believes Wanderers have what it takes to retain their Premier League status, starting with victory over Swansea City on Saturday afternoon.

"It was good for us to have a little bit of time away from the football here," Petrov told the club's official website.

"We kept in contact with what the other teams were doing - some scores were good for us and some scores were not.

"But okay, it's dependant on us now. We have six more games left and others have four. It is all about us and how we finish the season, but the trip was very good and very positive.

"We trained a lot and also had some time to relax. It was very hot and very humid, but everything was perfect preparation for the last three weeks.

"It was important we did that because we didn't want to put too much pressure on ourselves. We know where we are and what we have to do on the pitch for ourselves and the team.

"We know we have six games in just over three weeks but we don't want look too far ahead. There is a very important match tomorrow and then there are the games against Aston Villa and Sunderland, but for now we have to think about only Swansea.

"We have to win tomorrow. It doesn't matter what tactics we play or what minutes the goals are scored, we just have to look at the clock in the evening and say that the points are ours and it's a great result.

"It's important that we keep concentrated on our jobs because we play against a very good team. I think they have surprised this year, like Norwich, because they haven't been scared to pass the ball.

"I think it will be a good game because both teams try to play football. They try to play forward and not just defend.

"But like I say, we have to make sure that the points are on our side. It's the last six games now and not the last 16 or 20."

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12 Cheltenham Town 19 27
13 Bolton Wanderers 20 26
14 Accrington Stanley 19 24
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