Gethin Jones: Bolton 'Wanted to Break' Salford's Record

  • April 13, 2021 | By Chris Mann
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Gethin Jones admits Bolton's players have so much faith in their own ability, they had no doubt they would end Salford City's 21-match unbeaten home league run.

Wanderers, who hadn't tasted defeat in a midweek league fixture themselves ahead of their trip to the Peninsula Stadium, took all three points from the local derby as Lloyd Isgrove struck the only goal midway through the first-half.

Speaking after the game, Jones, who has made 35 appearances in his debut campaign as a Trotters player, says the whole club is working in unison to get back to the upper reaches of the EFL and re-establish themselves as a force in the English game, and winning away at in-form teams is just a small part of that journey.

"We knew it was going to be a very tough game," Jones told Bolton FM.

"It's a tough place to come to. They haven't lost at home all season but we wanted to break that record.

"Our own record on a Tuesday night has been very good so we came here full of confidence after the weekend - especially the second-half on Saturday - and we knew if we could come and implement what we do then we'd win the game.

"We knew it was going to be a fast start, end-to-end, but we had lots of chances early on and unfortunately didn't put them away.

"Izzy [Lloyd Isgrove] - I don't know if he's crossed it or had a little shot but it's gone in and we're made up.

"He's not had many goals this year - that's his third - and people are saying Kieran Lee should have the one from Saturday so that's definitely his tonight!

"We knew they were going to come out fast in the second-half and make a few changes to bring some more attacking players on, but we dug deep and knew we'd be able to play sometimes.

"It was going to be one of those second-halves were we just had to stick together. We were camped in a bit but even Delf [Nathan Delfouneso] was putting his body on the line.

"Everyone has got a big smile on their face. This club hasn't had the best few years but we want to get it back to where it belongs.

"This club should be at least Championship or Premier League. We come in every day with a big smile, enjoying training and working with the staff, we're doing it on the pitch every Saturday and Tuesday so we're really made up."

Sky Bet League One Standings

Pos Team Pld Pts
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 80
8 Oxford United 46 76
9 Bolton Wanderers 46 73
10 Portsmouth 46 73
11 Ipswich Town 46 70
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Who is Bolton's 2021/22 Player of the Year?
32.58% Oladapo Afolayan
30.96% Gethin Jones
21.72% Ricardo Almeida Santos
5.51% Declan John
4.05% Kieran Lee
3.08% MJ Williams
1.78% Joel Dixon
0.32% George Johnston