Muamba delighted for Elmander after Bolton scoring spree
Muamba believes this could be a catalyst for the club record £8.2million signing to finally prove his worth at the Reebok.
“Johan is an intelligent character. People gave him stick before for not scoring enough goals but I think he has answered so many of his critics with what he did against West Ham and the way he has gone about his game,” the midfielder told the Bolton News.
“The result is reward for all that hard work we put in over the pre-season – but especially Johan, because his finishing has been superb.
“He won everything in their air, scored two goals, so that’s great for him and great for the team as well.
“We kept telling Johan to keep going and that his luck would come in.
“So I think he can definitely push on now. This season we have got three good strikers, so when you get the opportunity to score, you have to score."