Phil Gartside has gone on record to re-iterate to fans that their primary focus this season is to gain promotion.
Before the season kicked off, Bolton fans everywhere were brimming full of confidence, after retaining majority of the squad through a busy pre-season transfer window, the majority believed we would run away with the Championship title after a bitterly disappointing season in the Premier League.
Phil Gartside on BBC Sport
Things have panned out very differently over the last few weeks and it’s been a reminder to everyone (including the club and playing staff that the Championship is probably the toughest league in England. Promotion as Phil has confirmed is “an absolute goal”, whether it be achieved by winning the title or through the playoffs – it’s a goal the team need to achieve!
We do have a superb squad, one that is more than capable of taking the game to a higher level, however we’ve been unable to do this so far. If we fail to gain promotion to the top flight this season, and although we’re playing in the Championship at the moment, a new generation of football will been seen at Bolton, one which we may have to get used to very quickly.