Bolton manager Phil Parkinson has warned his players of the challenges posed by league leaders Norwich ahead of Wanderers’ visit to Carrow Road on Saturday.
Speaking in a press conference today, Parkinson told the club’s website: “We’ve got to look carefully at the way Norwich are playing and make sure we’re ready for the challenge.
“We will keep on rolling our sleeves up in every single game we have. You have to dig deep in every match and we certainly did that on Saturday against Wigan.”
It’s true that Bolton have improved recently and if refereeing decisions against Wigan had gone differently, Wanderers could have won. The main issue is that Bolton are still lacking that final touch or that hint of luck to help find that elusive win.
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Parkinson concluded by saying: “Expectations of us on Saturday will be low from those on the outside, but we know what we’re capable of and we’ll be going to Norwich looking for a result.”
Can Bolton really get a result at Norwich?
Credit has to be given to Parkinson for his optimism ahead of Saturday’s clash with Norwich. Bolton have only managed to earn three points from a possible 30 since their last win back in September.
As Parkinson suggests, expectations of Bolton to achieve a result at Norwich are low. This hasn’t been helped by the reported financial trouble behind the scenes at the club this week.
However, after picking up two draws in the last three games, an away point at Norwich would surely be welcome. It would be hard to expect anything more than that as Bolton haven’t won at Carrow Road since 2000.
Can Bolton defy all expectation and claim a win against the Canaries this weekend?