Bolton Wanderers captain Kevin Nolan has hailed the impact made by manager Gary Megson since his arrival.

"He got a lot of stick when he came," he said. "A lot of people were doubting him.

"But the players he's brought in and the way he's got us playing now has set the foundations.

"The last two weeks have been the best since he's been here.

"He's not only brought good players in but he's been able to work with the team more than before.

"When he first came we were playing game after game and he had to deal with that.

"But he's started to lay down the foundations and you can see the benefits of that in the way we played at Reading."