Bolton midfielder MJ Williams hopes Wanderers can take the frustrations they suffered in the loss to Grimsby Town out on tomorrow's opponents Carlisle United.

The Whites are back in League Two action tomorrow against the Cumbrians having suffered defeat at the hands of the Mariners over the weekend.

Wanderers went behind inside the first minute thanks to Jay Matete's strike.

Bolton goalkeeper Matt Gilks made a string of saves to keep the deficit at just one, while Wanderers missed opportunities at the other end of the pitch.

Substitute Ira Jackson Jnr came off the bench to score Grimsby's second, before Wanderers eventually got on the scoresheet in stoppage time thanks to Shaun Miller who halved the deficit, but it could not prevent defeat.

Bolton remain in the automatic promotion places and have the opportunity to get the disappointment of defeat over the weekend out of their systems with three points tomorrow against Carlisle.

And Williams revealed that is the plan ahead of the clash at the University of Bolton Stadium, with Wanderers approaching it as a normal game and keeping promotion at the back of their minds to focus on matters on the pitch.

He said: "We can take it out on them. That’s the plan.

“We are frustrated by the way that went so Tuesday becomes a massive game for us that we have to start on the front foot and hopefully win.

"We know the position we are in and you can get the energy up for it no matter what.

“It is still in our hands and stay together like we have since I have been here. The team has been brilliant and we have put ourselves into a position to get this done.

“It is a big game on Tuesday now, so all eyes are on that.

“For me, I focus on the next game and try to approach it as a normal game. We know there is a lot at stake but we can’t get too carried away with the emotion of it all because otherwise you start doing stuff you are not used to doing.

“Today it was tough. We know they were fighting to stay in the league and it is exactly what the gaffer said to us. But we have to brush it off and go again Tuesday. The last time we lost a game we bounced back from it and so we have to do that again.

“We have done amazing but we won’t be happy until it is done.

“We have put ourselves right up there now but it is not good enough unless we get promotion.

"You hear from everywhere ‘you can win it here, you can win there’ but we can only put the focus on winning. You do that and it all takes care of itself.

“There have been so many twists and turns. Teams are dropping points that you wouldn’t expect.

“We have to believe in ourselves. You have to block out what plans other people are making for you, it has to be concentration on business."

Williams has struck up a fine partnership with former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder and fellow January transfer window signing Kieran Lee in the middle of the park, which has also seen them joined by youngster George Thomason too.

And the former Blackpool midfielder spoke in glowing terms of his teammates in central midfield, with Williams learning from the likes of experienced man Lee and those in the squad who have won promotion before as standing Bolton in good stead in the coming weeks.

Williams said: “He’s brilliant, I love George. He’s a top lad as well.

“He is full of energy and not scared to get on the ball.

“He gets forward more than me and I’ve been there to back him up but he has been brilliant for us and I can’t believe he had come from the Conference as well. I’m made up that he’s playing so well.

“He (Lee) has been brilliant as well, you can tell he has played in the Championship for many years.

“He has been great for me as well. I have learned a lot from him in the way he prepares for games and the distances he is running, he works harder than anyone else. You need players like that because they bring the experience.

“We have lads like Baptiste and Doyler, who have been in this position, it will put us in good stead.

“The lads who have been there and done it are there to give us all the tips we need."