“I always think we can be better, If I didn’t I’m not doing my job properly. We’ll watch the game back tomorrow then prepare for Sunderland. We’ll see what things we could have done better."
“We had plenty of chances, first-half. The set-piece caught us cold, even though we haven’t been able to have them watched, I knew set-pieces would be a problem. Someone fell asleep, so that’s a problem. But, overall, to score six goals at home in the sunshine, it was a good workout against a good Bolton side. We weren’t playing against an Under-21s – anything but. They did cause us problems, at times, but more often than not, the lads answered the questions.”
"The belief from the lads was really good. I think we could have taken another few chances. I thought the lads moved the ball really well and looked fit and strong. We're pleased."
“The lads were trying to score, We were putting dangerous crosses in. We haven’t had much luck over the last five or six games, I don’t think. Whereas we had a lot of luck today, like Carlton’s second goal with how it fell to him and a deflected shot. You could argue that the scoreline maybe flattered us, I don’t know if we were deserved of more goals but we were definitely deserved of a win."
“We have the easy part of trying to prepare the lads and give them as much information as we can. But I thought there were some really good performances today. Wilesy is very unlucky that he didn’t win man of the match because I thought he was excellent. Jake Hastie is getting fitter every week, but I need him for Tuesday night, ideally."
“When the subs came on and the game-changers came on, it made us even stronger. We got what we expected from Bolton, they had a lot of possession of the ball. Verlinden’s a really good player – I watched him myself in the summer."
“I thought they would start really well. They had a brilliant following and they stood to a man to the final whistle and clapped their team off, which was hugely impressive. For them to score early on was a good character test and the lads passed the test.”
"I think that Bolton will go on from strength to strength, Their manager, Keith Hill, and his assistant, David Flitcroft, are really good football coaches and they're Bolton lads so it will mean a lot to them. They kindly said after the match that we were a good team. It's nice for someone to flatter our team because not many people do."