Eagles moved from Burnley last week.
"Last season in the Championship there were some good players but I got kicked quite a bit," he told the Bolton News. "It will be nice to play real football for a change. "It got to the point where we played some teams and they were just stood on me. There was off-the-ball kicking and elbowing.
"I like that though, I suppose it shows they were targeting me and, hopefully, this season they will do the same."