Bolton Under-18s coach David Lee wants his team to deliver a positive response to last weekend’s defeat to Birmingham City when they face Sheffield Wednesday this Saturday.
The Trotters relinquished a two goal advantage to lose 3-2 against the Blues and missed out on the chance to go top of the Professional Development League 2 North.
“They’ll be a decent team,” Lee told LFE. “Whoever plays next week in the eleven will be tested and they’ve got to up their game.
“There’s no better way of bouncing back when you’ve had a defeat than to try to get back to winning ways and it gives everyone a boost to think I’ve got another chance next week.”
Lee is expecting his team to learn from the experience and believes it will help the progression of his players.
“You’ve got to withstand pressure from the opposition but it’s learning how to do it and individuals have to learn that,” he said.
“We always take positives from every game and then any negatives we talk about it, eradicate them and move forward with a positive attitude.”
Bolton remain two points behind the league leaders in 4th and a point behind Wednesday, who lie in 3rd. Lee identified areas to improve for the game ahead.
“We can’t concede goals and the way that we conceded the goals today, we’ve got to learn from that,” Lee added.
“Maybe the back four become a little bit narrower. Maybe the midfield stays nice and compact and makes teams play down the side of you instead of penetrating straight through the middle of us.”