Bolton 4-0 Blackburn: Sign of good times ahead for Spearing

Jay Spearing was left thinking about what might have been after Bolton finally hit top form.

Two goals in either half set Dougie Freedman’s side up for a 4-0 romp as they picked up back-to-back wins for the first time since November.

Ex-Liverpool man Spearing, who skippered the side, got himself on the scoresheet and reckons his side were just too hot to handle.

“From the first minute to the end, every single one of us was on fire and we wanted that win,” he said.

“We thoroughly deserve it, it could have been five or six in the end,” he said.

“It’s been a long time coming. It’s about time.

“I’ve always believed in the lads and the quality and the standard that we have in this group.

“We’re a little bit gutted it’s taken so long, but we can only go on from this now.

It took just ten minutes for the Trotters to open the scoring, with Medo heading home Neil Danns’ left wing cross.

And then on the stroke of half-time, Joe Mason doubled the lead of Danns’ shot was blocked.

Rovers then made the worst possible start to the season half when Spearing lashed in a sensational third, with the ball rattling the bar and bouncing just over the line.

But the former Liverpool player admitted he didn’t know whether the ball had gone in.

“I couldn’t see from where I was. I just stuck my hands up,” he continued.

Blackburn’s failed to truly test Adam Bogdan all afternoon, and their captain Jordan Rhodes missed a chance to end a two-month goal drought by nodding Marcus Olsson’s cross wide.

And Rovers’ afternoon was summed up in injury time when Andre Moritz lashed home a fourth from 25-yards.

It was Olsson’s first start in over a year and despite the result, he was pleased to be back.

“It’s a great feeling to be on the pitch,” he said.

“But it is about winning so that is a bit disappointing. We made them look a bit too good – better than they are.”

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