Bolton Wanderers boss Keith Hill has said his side will fight the odds this season as they look to climb out of the relegation zone in League One.
The Trotters are currently on -9 points after their deduction following a turbulent summer of financial problems.
Hill, who replaced Phil Parkinson at the helm, is confident his side can gain enough points over the course of the campaign to survive.
Bolton have so far managed three points, all of which came as a result of draws, in their opening nine games in the third tier.
They face Blackpool at home tonight looking for their first win of the season.
Hill has said, as per a report by The Bolton News: “The club’s been fighting a long, hard summer and there’s no relief – but we’re still in it. Anyone who disrespects League One just doesn’t know it. I have been operating in this division for six years, and prior to that I’d been in the Championship.”
“I went back to League Two for a season and got promoted – so I know exactly what it takes at this level. It’s organisation, there are good teams with good players who should not be disrespected.”
He added: “We’ll fight the odds. It’ll take everybody and it’ll take solidarity and it’ll take staying on a sound plan to reinvigorate the footballing fortunes of this football club.”