Bolton Wanderers defender Tim Ream admits he's been taken aback by the pressure of their relegation battle.

Ream joined Bolton in January from the New York Red Bulls.

"It's a little bit different," he told the Bolton News. "Even though you'd want to say there is pressure in every league, it's much different being in a battle like this.

"It's not something I've ever been part of before. So, I'm just trying to train hard and gel with the team and hopefully stay up.

"It's a matter of playing solidly, not only for yourself, but for the guys around you. However, some of the guys have been in this spot before and know what it takes and they know what it's like.

"But they are doing the same thing as everyone else; putting their heads down and working hard."