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Bolton manager gives his verdict on if his side can avoid relegation

Bolton Wanderers manager Keith Hill has given his verdict on if his side can avoid relegation to League Two this season.

The Trotters started the campaign bottom of the League One table with minus 12 points due to their financial troubles, however they have managed to get it down to minus 8 after 10 games played.

Phil Parkinson (now at Sunderland) had been their manager, but he departed prior to the takeover by Football Ventures going through. Keith Hill replaced him from the 31st of August.

His record as Bolton boss so far has seen him draw three and lose three, but any hope of getting out of the drop looks bleak due to key players being out injured and of course that points deduction.

Hill told The Bolton News: We are actually getting fitter now. We’re getting more robust as a team and a group. I have got less fear of picking up injuries at the minute because I see players who are looking to take opportunities.

“Some of it is out of our control, we’re playing a physical game in a physical league, you’ll get contact injuries. What we’re mindful of is the training ground stuff, fatigue, muscle injuries that are avoidable.

“We’ve had a recurrence with Harry Brockbank, which is a shame. He thought he was fit enough to get back on the training pitch but he felt it again. I don’t like that type of scenario.

“The result of the injuries I am very mindful that they are racking up but there’s nothing we can do about them. We have to press on. For me, the injuries create opportunities.

“I honestly think things are improving and I honestly think we’ll go soon – that’s why I am sat here and why I keep saying it. There’s no question in my mind that we can stay up.”

It is also claimed that Bolton could still receive a further points deduction for postponing their league fixture against Doncaster (after concern fro the young player’s welfare) without permission.

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