Bolton defender wants to erase the semi-final pain
Bolton Wanderers - Zat Knight aims to finish the season in style
Zat Knight is hoping Bolton Wanderers can bring an end to their recent run of bad form on the final day of the season.
The Trotters have lost four league games on the spin, and six in five if you go back to the 5-0 FA Cup semi-final embarrassment against Stoke City last month.
The gloss is starting to come off a fantastic season for Owen Coyle's side, but victory over Manchester City would all-but assure the club a top ten finish. Knight is eager for the club to finish strongly, and erase the memory of that Wembley nightmare.
“You want a good record and not to go down in history for certain things. When it comes to the semi-final, we’ll go down in history for the way we lost. That hurts," said the powerful centre back.
“It did for the fans too, and we saw them walking away when we went three or four down. It hurt us down there on the pitch, make no mistake. I think it’s a season to learn from things, and then get stronger if we find ourselves in that position again."
Reflecting on the campaign as a whole, Knight believes Bolton have made encouraging steps forward, and is confident next season can be an even greater success under the former Burnley boss at the Reebok Stadium.
“We’ve done better this season than last. If we could finish eighth or ninth then I think it will have been a success," he continued.
"We’re going in the right direction.”