Eoin Doyle believes Bolton are 'right in contention' for promotion out of League Two after victory over Forest Green Rovers - but he feels his strike at the weekend is not his best goal in a Wanderers shirt so far.
The striker netted his 16th goal of the campaign at the New Lawn with a sublime volley just before half-time which sealed all three points for Wanderers.
It extended the club's unbeaten run to 13 games, which has included 11 victories, and leaves Bolton outside the automatic promotion places on goal difference alone.
Doyle volleyed in Nathan Delfouneso's cross against the Green Devils, with the striker himself believing the delivery from his team mate was better than his finish.
The Irishman feels his goal in the 6-3 loss against Port Vale earlier in the season is his best strike so far for Bolton, and believes the win against one of their rivals at the top of the table has put them firmly in contention for promotion as the campaign approaches its climax.
He said: “Massive win. Puts us right in contention now with nine games to go and it was just that bit of magic from Nathan going down the right and putting in a perfect ball. I’m just glad it went in.
“It wasn’t the best spectacle to be watching from the stand or on TV but we dug, managed to hold on to it and it was a massive three points.
“It’s good, even though we can be knocked out by 5pm. We’re on a good roll. I don’t want to say too much but we enjoyed it.
“We enjoyed it because we have got a good rhythm out there and we know our jobs. We work hard during the week and it is paying off.
“I think the cross was better than the goal, Nathan has put it exactly where it needed to be.
“I just tried to hit it into the floor to make sure it went on target.
“I’d say the best goal I have got so far was Port Vale at home."
The clash at the New Lawn was shown live on Sky Sports and was not the greatest spectacle, with the encounter being a tight one with few goalscoring chances.
Doyle was pleased Wanderers came out on top in a scrappy encounter and is happy playing in the system which Bolton do as it suits his game down to a tee.
And Doyle praised the man management skills of his manager Ian Evatt, believing the Wanderers boss and squad work well together.
He said: “It’s great for me. I am the kind of striker who isn’t going to score out of nothing, I need delivery and service into the box and it’s heaven for me being able to play in this type of team. It suits my game.
“It might not have been easy on the eye, it was all a bit scrappy, but it was a big win.
“There was a slight change in the midfield early on and then it reverted back because I think they changed their system. I think we are the best team in the league on our day and we are turning up week in, week out at the moment. It’s enjoyable to play in.
“He has obviously got his man-management spot on. Everyone loves playing for him.
“He is a good guy and he puts a lot of detail into the way we set up and how we implement it on the training ground before we come out for a Saturday and a Tuesday night.
"He has also got a set of lads who listen and know how to do their job so it is all fitting well into each other.
“They are a great bunch of lads and everyone wants to get out there and work hard for each other, get the results on a Saturday."
Doyle also paid tribute to former Wanderers forward Frank Worthington, who passed away last week at the age of 72.
He said: “He was a class above, from what I read about him during the week.
"I wish I’d have met him because he seemed like a bit of a character as well along with having plenty of ability on the pitch as well. My condolences to the family and his friends.”