Josh Sheehan was back amongst the goals for Bolton Wanderers in their 2-0 victory over Crewe Alexandra on Friday evening.
The summer signing from Newport County made a blistering start to life at The UniBol but suffered a drop-off in form and had been in and out of the side previously. The Wales international pointed towards confidence levels as an important aspect to get the Trotters back on an upward trajectory when he spoke to The Bolton News.
He said: “Confidence is massive in football, things were easy when we were winning games and playing great football. But then you have a not-so-great month in October and confidence took a big hit, it felt like things were not going our way. It shows that one win can change everything, and hopefully that can carry on now.
“We move on to Wednesday and Stockport, then Wycombe away. We want to keep it going.”
The Stockport County FA Cup replay will be very interesting viewing on Wednesday evening, the National League side boast talent capable of playing at a much higher level and will be intent on causing an upset.
Sheehan was dropped for Kieran Lee in the last month or so, but with the latter moving to a more advanced midfield role following Antoni Sarcevic departure, to County, the balance of the side has been restored.
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Despite the drought in front of goal Bolton had still been in games and were creating chances. Having looked like one of the best teams in the division at the start of the season it was clear that Wanderers’ form would turn at some point and 24th placed Crewe turned out to be cannon fodder.
Wycombe Wanderers are winless in their last five, even though they remain in fourth place, Bolton should be confident of taking something away from Adams Park and Sheehan’s contributions from midfield areas will be key to that. Sheehan was absent from the Wales squad this international break and will be hoping to show Rob Page what he is missing in the coming weeks under Ian Evatt.