Post-Match: Lennon on Bolton's Win Over Wigan Athletic

  • November 07, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton boss Neil Lennon believes his side now have a platform to build upon, after beating Wigan Athletic 3-1 at Macron Stadium.

After a goalless first-half, goals from Max Clayton, Craig Davies and a Lee Chung-Yong penalty sealed a comfortable victory for Wanderers, while Callum McManaman netted a late consolation for the visitors.

Speaking after the game, Lennon admitted his first target of escaping the relegation zone has been fulfilled and he is now looking to climb up the Championship table by building on their back-to-back victories.

"The way we're playing now is obviously very pleasing from my point of view," Lennon told the club's official website.

"To pick up consecutive wins is great - it just shows you what a bit of momentum can do. We now find ourselves out of the bottom and looking up the league table.

"I feel like we've put a bit of a marker down in the last week. Our performances show that we can certainly play and compete at this level very well.

"I didn't feel we actually started the game too well. We were a little hesitant on the ball, then we had a good spell for 20 or so minutes when we started getting (Neil) Danns, Mark Davies and Chungy involved.

"We had a bit of a mad minute at the end of the first half where we shot ourselves in the foot. Wigan almost capitalised on it, but we held out.

"We got them in at half time after Wigan had had a real go and we tried to emphasise the importance of getting Max (Clayton) and Liam (Feeney) on the ball in the wide areas.

"The players were almost trying too hard and forcing things in the first half.

"The first goal was crucial and we got it. I don't how Chungy sees the pass to Max - I don't think anyone else in the stadium saw it. It was a great finish from Max too.

"I thought Max was a threat all night. His movement was fantastic and he caused all kinds of problems getting in behind the defence.

"The second goal for me was the goal of the night. It was a great move and it was pleasing to see Craig (Davies) get on the scoresheet for all the work he puts in for the team.

"We've set a benchmark now and people are now starting to talk about Bolton for the first time in a while.

"We're out of the bottom three - that's the first part of the job done. We now have to push on."

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