Davies won't dwell on defeat

Midfielder confident Trotters can pick up points against high-fliers

Mark Davies: Backing Bolton to respond positively to Wigan defeat

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Mark Davies says Bolton have already moved on from their defeat by fellow strugglers Wigan, with bigger tests to come over the next few weeks.

A home date with the Latics on Saturday presented the Trotters with an ideal opportunity to clamber back out of the drop zone and offer their survival bid a timely boost.

A 2-1 reversal is the last thing they needed, with some daunting fixtures fast approaching.

Davies, though, is convinced that Owen Coyle's side can brush themselves down and pick up the points they need to preserve their Premier League status.

Difficult

"We have to move on and we can't dwell on it," the midfielder, who netted a spectacular strike against Wigan, told the club's official website.

"We know we've got some difficult away games to come but we've shown that we can get points against Arsenal and Liverpool. We'll go to Chelsea and Manchester City and make sure we play well.

"I'm happy with my goal but it doesn't mean anything because we lost the match.

"It was three points we needed and it cancels out some good results in the last few weeks, and that's the most disappointing thing."