Given the fact Bolton and Blackburn are local rivals, the Bolton fans may not like us saying this but Bolton Wanderers are similar to Blackburn Rovers with the set-ups at both clubs being very similar.
Gary Megson has done a very good job at Bolton Wanderers since taking over and he is a proud manager who instills a determination and a willingness to compete into his players in very much a similar way to what Sam Allardyce does at Blackburn.
Wanders are by no means a flash team with no outstandingly talented players and certainly no big egos – Megson would not entertain such a player – but what Bolton Wanders are is committed, competitive, determined and they certainly can give all teams a real test when on their best form.
The three best players at Bolton last years were the goalkeeper Jaskelainen, Kevin Davies provides real physical power, leadership and a goal threat and also Matthew Taylor who adds quality and creativity and we expect the same three players to be the key for Bolton again this season.
Gary Megson has always been fairly shrewd in the transfer market and yet again this summer he does appear to have landed some good looking deals for Bolton with the signings of defenders Zat Knight and Paul Robinson along with midfielders Sam Ricketts and Sean Davis and all four will certainly strengthen the Bolton squad.