Megson bullish ahead of Bolton's relegation six-pointer with Hull

29 December 2009 10:59
Bolton manager Gary Megson has stressed the importance of the Barclays Premier League match against Hull.   [LNB]Both sides are facing a battle to beat the drop as they go head to head at the Reebok Stadium. However, Megson is taking heart from the fact that Bolton have taken five points from a possible nine after drawing with Burnley at the weekend.   [LNB]Hull arrive on the back of a home defeat by Manchester United and Megson said: 'It's a huge game.[LNB] Up for the fight: Kevin Davies battles against Burnley[LNB]'We know what to expect, it will be difficult and we have to be at it right from the first minute. We are on a decent run at the moment and we need to keep that going and we know that it will be another tough contest.'   [LNB]Striker Kevin Davies believes the side are on the mend and ready to climb out of the relegation zone.   [LNB]Optimistic: Megson looking forward to Hull game[LNB]He said: 'We have got a lot going for us at the minute. We need to make sure that we continue to work hard against Hull in what is going to be a difficult match.  [LNB] 'We have given some really good and strong performances in recent matches. We were unfortunate not to beat Manchester City, having taken the lead on three occasions. [LNB] 'But we got the win we deserved against West Ham. Even when they got it back to 1-1, we kept our heads up and finished off the game in style.  [LNB] 'Then we picked up another point at Turf Moor against a really tough Burnley side. Now it's up to all of us to maintain that level for our match against Hull.'   [LNB]Matt Taylor scored a superb free-kick against Burnley and Megson is looking for the midfielder to kick on.  [LNB] 'Matty's ratio of games to goals so far has not been as good as it was last year but he is capable of doing that, ' said the Bolton boss.   [LNB]'I was really pleased for him because he has continued to work hard and give 100% for the team and it was a fantastic strike.'[LNB] Challenging times: Anthony Gardner key to Hull's survival fight[LNB]Midfielder Fabrice Muamba is available again after sitting out the Burnley match through suspension.   [LNB]Gavin McCann again looks likely to miss out with an ankle injury. [LNB] Bolton v HULL: Phil Brown faces anxious wait over injured duoGary Megson seeks quick response from his wafer-thin Bolton squadUnder pressure Brown still believes as struggling Hull City put up a fight ALL THE BOLTON WANDERERS FC

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