LIAM Feeney has warned his Millwall teammates not to underestimate Bolton after their poor start to the season.
Few would have expected Wanderers to be struggling at the wrong end of the table three months into the campaign, but Feeney has first-hand experience of their quality.
The winger flourished during a loan spell at the Reebok Stadium in October so knows what to expect when he returns north with the Lions this weekend.
“Anyone would be surprised to see Bolton at the bottom and I was no different, especially when I went up there and saw for myself how good the players and manager are on a day-to-day basis,” he said.
“We drew three of the games I played in and things weren’t falling for us. We didn’t concede many goals but when we did, one was an own goal and another was a bad goalkeeper mistake, so it was just one of those spells the club was going through.
“I’ve got no doubts that they will start to pick up wins and push up the table. They’ve got a really good squad so I fully expect that to shine buy paxil online cheap through. It’s just the way the Championship is – everyone can beat everyone and it’s hard to pick to a winner before any game.”
Feeney is likely to receive a warm welcome when he returns to Bolton, where manager Dougie Freedman remains eager to re-sign him.
But midfielder Jay Spearing will put his friendship with the winger aside for 90 minutes.
“Hopefully we can stop him taking people on and whipping those crosses in,” Spearing said.
“Liam did really well and the lads got on with him. He showed the fans exactly what he was all about with the performances he put in while he was here. We were buzzing for him.
“The lads are all hoping that he can come back – but if he doesn’t then I’d wish him all the best in his career.”
Feeney helped Bolton turn their season around and, whilst still below Millwall in the table, they have strung together a run of six games unbeaten.
Key to their improved form has been their defensive record. Bolton’s back four of Matt Mills, Tim Ream, Kevin McNaughton and Alex Baptiste have let in three goals in five games.