Post-Match: Lennon on Bolton's Win Over Blackburn

  • December 28, 2015 | By Chris Mann
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Neil Lennon believes Bolton will now have confidence to go on and pick up further results, after ending 2015 with a 1-0 victory over Blackburn Rovers.

Going into the game with a record of just one win in 29 games and none in their previous 17, Gary Madine scored the only goal as Wanderers signed off a miserable year with a glimmer of positivity.

Speaking after the game, Lennon expressed his relief at finally securing three points and paid tribute to supporters who have continued to back their team during a difficult period for the club.

"I'm relieved, and I think the players are," Lennon told the club's official website. "We feel it has been a long time coming and it just shows what we can do if we put our minds to it.

"It was a very tough local derby, but I felt we were good value for the win. We hit the post early on and should have scored from the rebound.

"But when the goal came it came at a good time for us. Thankfully, after that we were able to see the game out and hold on for the three points.

"We got a bit of good fortune when they hit the post late on, but that luck has deserted us in recent months.

"We were very poor at Rotherham on Boxing Day and we got the response we wanted today. The result will give the players a huge shot of confidence, there's no doubt about that.

"I've never stopped believing we can get out of the position we are in. It was an important victory today on a number of fronts, more so for the fans. They have been fantastic with us during this difficult time and for the first time in while they're able to go home happy.

"We now look forward to the game on Saturday against Huddersfield and we now have to look to build a sequence of results."

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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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