Former Bolton Wanderers manager Bruce Rioch has claimed that the club needs to strengthen the attacking talent at the club in order to have a chance of returning to the Premier league in the first attempt. Bolton Wanderers were relegated from the Premier league after more than a decade in the top flight of English football.
Many have been attributed the lack of funds from the owners in the recent seasons as the main reason for the relegation from the Premier league. Many clubs relegate from the Premier league will be looking to get back in the first attempt due to the fact that they will be missing on the parachute payments on consecutive seasons.
Bolton Wanderers have no different, but they need to strengthen the attack of the team in order to have any chance of success in the second division of English football according to the former manager of the club Bruce Rioch. The club lost as much as 15 players in the close season after their contracts came to an end. However, they have secured the signature of club captain Kevin Davies for another season, while the presence of former Liverpool striker David Ngog is a major boost.
“If Owen is going to do that, and he is most certainly capable, then I feel he needs people who are going to win him games. Of course, you must get your defence right, but if you haven’t got goalscorers in your team it’s an uphill struggle right away. Back when I was at Bolton we had Owen, Andy Walker, John McGinlay, Alan Thompson, Jason McAteer, Mixu Paatelainen, David Lee and, later, Fabian de Freitas. That was really something. We collected match winners like Luis Suarez who could snatch you a goal,” said the former Bolton Wanderers manager Bruce Rioch.