Davies Admits Bolton Frustration

  • December 14, 2012 | By Chris Mann
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Kevin Davies admits there is an air of frustration regarding Bolton's league position, but he believes the club have enough quality to mount a promotion challenge.

Wanderers were widely tipped as pre-season favourites for the Championship title, but currently languish down in 18th position after a poor start to the campaign.

Owen Coyle was sacked from his position as manager in October and although they have lost just twice in their 11 matches since, they have won just three - one of which came under the interim management of Jimmy Phillips.

Although a lack of wins is preventing the club from moving up the league table, Davies doesn't think it will be too long until draws are converted into winning performances.

"We certainly feel that we should be competing for those top two places," Davies told the Daily Mail. "There is definitely an element of frustration that we are not higher in the table given the squad that we have, but we're not looking to blame anyone for that.

"We should be in contention in the top six and there is certainly still a lot of confidence around the place that we can get in the shake-up, but we are where we are and we need to start getting results - Even if it's just grinding out 1-0s, it's something we need to work on.

"If we can hit a run where we can get two, three, maybe four wins on the bounce, that will get us well into the top half and hopefully we can push on from there.

"We had a tough start and it's often difficult when you have got managers changing. We had Jimmy (Phillips) and Sammy (Lee) in charge for a while, so we've had three different ways of playing really, but it's all settling down now.

"The manager has got all of his staff in place and we've still got a great squad. We've got players coming back from injuries as well - the likes of Stuart Holden, David Wheater and Josh Vela - so it does feel like everything is coming together.

"We've not really had a good run yet, but if we can get a few back-to-back wins that will push us right back in amongst it all."

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Pos Team Pld Pts
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20 AFC Wimbledon 35 35
21 Tranmere Rovers 34 32
22 Southend United 35 19
23 Bolton Wanderers 34 14
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