NEIL LENNON insisted he was up for the battle as Bolton hit rock-bottom in the Championship.
The former Celtic boss saw Wanderers drop to the foot of the table after their 2-0 flop against Burnley at Turf Moor.
Lennon, who replaced Dougie Freedman a year ago, has seen his side win only ONE of their 11 league games and they are now three points from safety.
However, he said defiantly: “We’re better than that, we’re better than being bottom of the league.
“We’ll have to turn that around, we’ll have to prove that, and I think we will.”
Bolton face face successive home games against Birmingham City and Leeds United and Lennon believes his struggling outfit can win both encounters.
He added: “At the end of the day, my employment is based on results and they’ve not been good.
“I’m aware of that, but I think we can win both the games and then I believe that’ll turn things around.
“Every game’s difficult in this division, I’m not buoyed, but I’m pleased with what I saw against Burnley in a lot of aspects of the game.”
It’s been the season from hell so far for the Irishman whose team were also knocked out of the League Cup after losing to League One Burton Albion at home.
And former Falkirk star Scott Arfield helped pile on the misery at the weekend with the sort of display that will surely attract the attention of international boss Gordon Strachan.
Keeper Ben Amos failed to hold his fierce shot in the 56th minute and Andre Gray followed up to score his fifth goal of the season.
The pair combined again 12 minutes later when Arfield set up Gray to blast in the second to stretch Bolton’s winless away run to six games.