Elias Kachunga sets out bold Bolton Wanderers target after club’s triumph over Crewe | OneFootball

Elias Kachunga sets out bold Bolton Wanderers target after club’s triumph over Crewe | OneFootball

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·21 March 2022

Elias Kachunga sets out bold Bolton Wanderers target after club’s triumph over Crewe

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Bolton Wanderers winger Elias Kachunga has admitted that his side need to win their last seven league games in order to give themselves a chance of challenging for a top-six finish.

The Trotters managed to seal a 1-0 victory in their showdown with Crewe Alexandra on Saturday.


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Will Aimson went close to opening the scoring for Bolton in the first-half of this clash as he headed over from George Johnston’s delivery.

Following the break, Dapo Afolayan was denied by Crewe goalkeeper Dave Richards.

Dion Charles then hit the post with an effort as Bolton continued to push for a goal.

With the game seemingly set to end in a draw, Ian Evatt’s side finally made a breakthrough in the 90th minute as Amadou Bakayoko fired home.

Currently nine points adrift of the play-off places, Bolton will be keen to close this particular gap when they face Wigan Athletic on April 2nd.

Making reference to the situation that the club find themselves in, Kachunga has decided to set out an ambitious target in terms of Bolton’s upcoming fixtures.

Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, Kachunga said: “We just have to look at ourselves and win all the games, then look at where we are.

“For us, we don’t have to look around us.

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“If we do our job then we might have a chance at the end but we finish the season well and then go to the next.

“There are seven games coming up, we need to win them all.”

The Verdict

Although a nine-point gap is not insurmountable, Bolton will need help from elsewhere to reach the play-offs even if they do go on to win all of their remaining fixtures.

The Trotters’ clash with Wigan could turn out to be a defining moment in their campaign as they know that they will have to be at their very best in order to secure a positive result against a side who are pushing for automatic promotion in the third-tier.

Kachunga will be keen to make a difference for his side in this particular fixture after making cameo appearances against Plymouth Argyle and Crewe.

Having provided five direct goal contributions in League One this season, it will be intriguing to see whether the 29-year-old is able to add to this tally between now and the end of the term.

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