Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Trotter Will Not Give Up on Fight for Survival ; BOLTON....................... 1 PRESTON .................... 2 Trevor Baxter

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Trotter Will Not Give Up on Fight for Survival ; BOLTON....................... 1 PRESTON .................... 2 Trevor Baxter

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BOLTON'S freefall towards League One continues unchecked - but Liam Trotter refuses to accept the inevitable outcome of a disastrous season.

Even the boost of Dean Holdsworth's successful takeover couldn't inspire Wanderers to three points.

It wasn't for a lack of trying and Trotter's first-half goal hinted at a badly-needed win.

Instead, Jordan Hugill and Eoin Doyle netted in the second to leave Neil Lennon's side 11 points from safety with nine games remaining.

"It looks grim but you never throw the towel in," said the ex- Millwall midfielder. "We are professional footballers and if we did that as kids we'd never have made it.

"The one positive we can take is that our performances have been good.

"We still have a positive mindset. Maybe we will get that bit of luck. Maybe that first win turns into two or three? …

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