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Davies hopes to Trott' up league with Posh victory

BOLTON midfielder Mark Davies is targeting a strong finish to the season with rock-bottom Peterborough the next club in his sights in tonight's Championship match.

The Trotters, who were relegated from the Premier League last season, are 15th in the league standings, 10 points adrift of the play-off places.

However, a convincing 4-1 win over promotion-hunting Hull on Saturday – where Bolton scored three goals in the first eight minutes – has given the north west side a huge boost. Davies scored Bolton's second goal in the fifth minute in his first home start in nearly three months after recovering from a shoulder injury.

Darren Pratley opened the scoring and Craig Dawson finished it off with a goal in each half, with Robbie Brady's response from a free-kick not enough for Steve Bruce's Hull.

Davies now wants to harness the spirit shown in that match for the rest of the season and extend Bolton's four-game unbeaten run.

"Hopefully now we've got a result like this behind us we can kick on and end the season on a high," Davies said. "It's great to be back in the side, but it's not about me – we've got to pick up wins and this was a massive victory for us. It's always great to get a win like that, but we can't afford to slip up – Peterborough is a massive game and if we manage to get three points, we'll be pushing up into the top half of the table."

Meanwhile, Leicester boss Nigel Pearson is focused on making marginal gains ahead of tonight's game against Blackburn.

The Foxes drew a blank in a goalless draw against Blackpool at Bloomfield Road that kept them in fifth place in the overall standings.

While Leicester have two games in hand on clubs above them Pearson knows his side need to be more clinical at this crucial stage of the season.

Pearson said: "We had enough chances to win the game so it is a tough time for us in terms of converting chances into wins."

Elsewhere, Burnley go in search of their first win in over a month when they host Huddersfield at Turf Moor.


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