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Knight: Pressure is on us

23 August 2012

Zat Knight insists Bolton's players must deal with the pressures of expectation at the Reebok Stadium as they chase an immediate return to the Barclays Premier League.

Wanderers' bounced back from opening-day defeat at Burnley to get their campaign up and running with a 2-0 home win over Derby on Tuesday night.

But it was not all plain sailing as a disjointed first-half display was greeted by boos from the Trotters faithful at the break.

"I think as players you have to play with pressure," said twice-capped England centre-back Knight.

"As a club we'd been in the Premier League for 11 years.

"I'd never been relegated myself so it was kind of hard to take. I've always played in the Premier League, that's what I want to get back to and that's what everyone else wants to get back to.

"Some of the boys came here to play in the Premier League so hopefully we can do it at the first time of asking."


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