Megson hails confident Trotters

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Bolton boss Gary Megson claims he was always confident of climbing the league following their 4-1 win at Sunderland.

Bolton boss pleased with performance and Elmander brace

Bolton manager Gary Megson claims he was always confident of his side moving up the Premier League table following their 4-1 win at Sunderland. Megon's side went a goal down in the early stages of the game before equalising through Matt Taylor after 18 minutes. Goals from Gary Cahill and a brace from Johan Elmander ensured Bolton secured their fourth win from five games. The win sees Bolton climb to seventh and Megson believes confidence within the squad has been the catalyst for their recent run of good form. "There's no secret and the only thing we're doing differently that we weren't doing beforehand is scoring goals," Megson told Sky Sports.

Confidence

"Our performances are not much different except in terms of confidence. When we score goals all the other aspects of our game come to the fore and people start to realise what we've got." Elmander was denied a hat-trick in the second half and Megson is quick to praise the striker who continues to put in impressive performances. "I thought Johan's best chance was the early one when he beat Craig Gordon and put it over the top and I was delighted by his response because he didn't hide or feel sorry for himself," added Megson. "He scored two fantastic goals and had one kicked off the line so I'm really pleased with him. "People have focused on the fact that he hasn't scored enough goals but his performances have always been really good."

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