David N’Gog has signalled his intention to put a tough start to his Bolton career behind him and kick on at the Reebok Stadium under Owen Coyle.
After making 94 senior appearances for the Reds, N’Gog moved across Lancashire at the end of the summer transfer window in a move many thought would spark his form.
However, in ten league matches for the Trotters, the former France Under 21 international has netted just once in a period that has coincided with some dire form for Bolton as a whole, leading to questions over N’Gog’s ability to thrive in Premiership football.
Speaking yesterday, though, the 22 year-old appeared keen to put his barren spell behind him.
"It has been frustrating because, of course, I want to help the team to win," he told the Bolton News.
"I'm sure before I haven't been 100 per cent fit but I've worked with the staff here and now it's a lot better.
"It also always takes time to settle down with a new team and new team-mates, but I feel good here and I'm optimistic for the future.
"As a team we all have to take responsibility and it may be that we are looking for someone to lead that. But it's one thing to talk, but it's another to do it on the pitch.
"We all have to take the responsibility to go forward. It's not going to be easy and it might be a cliché, but we have to work hard."