Megson: Trotters won't ease up

14 March 2009 12:59
Wanderers are considered by many to be safe from relegation but Blackburn's midweek win over Fulham means there is now only five points between Bolton and third-bottom Portsmouth and Megson will make sure his players know they cannot afford to ease up.

"Everyone seemed to be saying Bolton will be fine and everything is hunky dory down at the Reebok but it is not," he said.

"This division has been like this right the way through the season and how people are talking about how many points you need and who's going to be safe I don't know.

"Anyone who sets themselves a points target is in danger of getting their fingers burned.

"I don't know how you can sit down and work out a formula for what it will take. It is entirely different this year to any other year.

"Blackburn got a fantastic result the other night and they pulled out of the bottom three but it now means third from bottom has 28 points, which drags in a couple of teams above ourselves who will be looking over their shoulders.

"But the league is that daft that if we get a decent result you think you have gained on the bottom three and you also get a bit nearer that seventh place.

"You get a couple of good results and people say you can get into Europe and you lose one and they say you are looking over your shoulder."

Source: Team_Talk