Holden wants home record kept
Stuart Holden has insisted that Bolton must maintain their home form if they are to do well.
Last Updated: 03/11/10 9:01pm
Bolton midfielder Stuart Holden has insisted that his side must maintain their home form if they are to do well in the Premier League this season.
The USA international has impressed for the Trotters so far this campaign, but saw his team lose their unbeaten record at the Reebok Stadium at the hands of Maxi Rodriguez's late winner in Liverpool's 1-0 win on Sunday.
Owen Coyle's men now must prepare for the visit of Tottenham on Saturday, with man of the moment Gareth Bale, as well as Rafael van der Vaart and Luka Modric set to put Holden and his team-mates to the test.
"The home games are going to be important to us," the 25-year-old explained on the club's official website.
"We were disappointed not only with the loss against Liverpool last Sunday, but also because we surrendered our undefeated home record this season.
"We've got to put that right against Spurs. They've got a great manager who has prepared them for the rigours of playing in both the Champions League and the Premier League, and they are where they are because they have got such a strong team."
Despite the task facing Bolton, Holden feels that his side could secure a much-needed victory to give them a boost heading into tough away fixtures at Everton and Wolves.
He added: "Gareth Bale is playing out of his skin at the moment, Luka Modric is a top quality player and Rafael van der Vaart has been a fantastic addition to their squad.
"So they have weapons and we just have to treat them like any big club because that's what they are.
"They are a team playing with a lot of confidence, as their result against Inter Milan suggested, and we will have to make sure that we are up to the challenge right from the first minute.
"We've got some testing away matches coming after this weekend. We are well positioned at the moment, but we won't be taking anything for granted and will continue to work hard."