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Ricketts feels Bolton can win Championship title

Sam Ricketts suggests that Bolton are capable of taking out the Championship next season.

The Trotters were relegated from the Premier League last season for the first time in 11 years and 30-year old full-back Ricketts is targeting an immediate return to the top flight.

"Getting relegated hurt everyone but it has happened and now we need a positive outlook. It's not worth dwelling on last season," he told The Bolton News.

"A few of the lads have gone up via the play-offs but personally speaking, I haven't won a title. That would be something I think we could achieve if we kept this squad together.

"I don't think there are deep-lying problems at the club, or sweeping changes needed.

"I'm sure, like me, the rest of the lads want to get back to the Premier League as soon as possible because we wall want to play there. So we need to use this season as a springboard and push on.

"Games generally come two a week, thick and fast, so it's very important we get into a rhythm as quickly as possible.

"There are quite a few teams who have been in the Premier League and got caught here - Leeds United, Middlesbrough, Nottingham Forest - so this season is your big chance. We need to adapt quickly and take it."

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Andrew Slevison
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