Since the November international break came to an end, Bolton have impressed much more than in recent months with several spirited performances.
However, despite improved displays from many in the team, the results still just won’t come for Bolton who are without a win since September’s triumph over Derby.
Bolton have played Millwall, Sheffield Wednesday, Wigan and Norwich since the league resumed following the international break.
With a total of 12 points on offer, Bolton picked up just two, with draws against Millwall and Wigan.
Last weekend’s trip to Norwich was a bitter pill to swallow for fans and players too.
After the team battled back from 2-0 down to level the scores with only minutes to go, in typical Bolton fashion, they fell to a late defeat. An injury time red card for Sammy Ameobi and 93rd minute Norwich winner were the deciding factors in the end.
An away point at the league leaders would’ve been a brilliant result, especially after coming from 2-0 down. But that edge, that winning mentality just isn’t there for Bolton right now and it’s a worrying sign.
What’s next for Bolton?
What’s worse is that Bolton’s next opponents are Leeds, who are also battling for promotion to the Premier League. Unless Phil Parkinson’s team can produce some kind of miracle, it’s hard to see Wanderers putting an end to their ever-lengthening win-less run.
With the team on such a dire run of form, speculation about the manager’s position and reported financial issues behind the scenes, it’s impressive to see such fight from Bolton.
However, unless results improve quickly, Wanderers could easily be heading back down to League One again next season.