Speaking ahead of Portsmouth’s League One match against Doncaster Rovers, James Bolton has insisted he will push on with Pompey, as reported on the club’s official website.
An injury meant the right-back had a tough start to life at Fratton Park, but now that he is back, the 25-year-old is keen to get back to his best and help the team climb the table.
Speaking to the club’s official channels, he said: “It was a frustrating start after getting a couple of injuries and not really having a pre-season, but now I’ve got a couple of games under my belt and hopefully we can push on from the win last Saturday.
“The ankle’s feeling absolutely fine now and I want to keep building my match fitness by getting more games. It was a much-needed win and clean sheet against Bolton and you don’t want to keep shooting yourself in the foot.
“Being at a club this size is great and now I’m looking to push on. Hopefully, I’ve got my best years ahead of me.”
Having come on for the final 17 minutes of the season opener against Shrewsbury Town, Bolton didn’t play in any of Pompey’s next seven games, largely due to injury, as per Transfermarkt.
He has made a big impact since then, playing 250 of the 270 available minutes following his return, assisting Brett Pitman’s winner against Bolton Wanderers, which was the only goal of the game.
The defender has also been solid at the back, averaging 2 tackles, 1.3 interceptions and 0.7 clearances per game in League One this season.
It may have been against a struggling Trotters side, but it is a positive sign that Pompey managed to keep a clean sheet, while it is also a bonus for Bolton that he was able to chip in with an assist.
Doncaster may be 10 places above Portsmouth, but the men in blue should see this as an opportunity to get some momentum going, with the aim of propelling themselves up the table.
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