Neil Lennon looking for instant Bolton revival

The new Bolton manager is looking to have an instant impact at the Macron Stadium.

Lennon was named new Wanderers boss on Sunday, and is set to meet his playing squad for the first time today.

The former Celtic man enters English football off the back of five trophies in three years in Scotland, as well as an incredible win ratio of 70% - having lost just 39 of 228 games.

However, his lack of experience in England, as well as the lower quality of the Scottish Premier League, means he arrives at Bolton with a clean slate, and a reputation to uphold, and the 43-year-old told the Bolton News that he is looking to make an impact at the Macron Stadium as soon as possible.

He said: “I just want to make an impact, put a little bit of spark back into them.

“Obviously the results haven’t been great of late but I don’t think the squad have been playing to their limits.”

The Trotters sit bottom of the Championship table after 11 games played, having picked up just five points with one victory. However, Lennon is not daunted with the proposition of leading the club out of the bottom three, with a number of games still to go before the season concludes.

“What I want to do is hit the ground running and get some results as quickly as possible,” he added.

“The short-term aim is to get out of the bottom three as quickly as we can, then go from there.

“There are 35 games to go and in some countries that’s a whole season.

“So with the players, everyone is coming from a clean slate with me.”

The Bolton fans will be looking for Lennon to have the same impact that he oversaw at Celtic Park, and he faces a very winnable game on Saturday, with Wanderers travelling to Birmingham - who themselves sit just outside the relegation places.

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