Megson - Results top priority

03 March 2009 06:32
Gary Megson has reminded Bolton's critics of the importance of results over performances after some negative reports about their style of play. The Trotters currently lie 10th in the Premier League, seven points clear of the relegation zone after some dogged displays which have seen them rise to a seemingly safe position. "We always want to play as well as we possibly can and be as pleasing on the eye as we possibly can. But we have got to win games," said Megson. "This club has played in a certain way for about eight years. It is ingrained. "While we want to try and alter it a little bit, you have to remember that Bolton have done fantastically well some seasons. "It is not about how you play, it is the results you get. That is the important thing." Bolton host relegation threatened Stoke City on Wednesday night, a game which both managers had hoped could be moved to the weekend when both teams are free. "We would have preferred to play it without then facing a 10-day break," said Megson. "Tony (Pulis) did not want that and I did not particularly want that. We tried but did not hope we could change it. Consequently it fell on deaf ears." Stoke fans will still be revelling from their weekend comeback at Villa Park and Megson, a former Stoke manager, knows the Britannia Stadium can be a fortress. "It has always been a tough place to go," said the Bolton boss. "Not only is the team up for it but so are the crowd. "They are loud and very passionate and that can pile the pressure on. I think they've had five penalties at home."

Source: SKY_Sports