Phil Parkinson wants his side to go for a win against Hull City

Bolton Wanderers manager has called on his side to go “all out” for a first Championship win at Hull City.


With the international break on the horizon, the Trotters boss is looking for every ounce of effort from his players as they seek to register a surprise win over the Tigers at the KCOM Stadium.

David Wheater is expected to miss out on the Friday night clash despite returning to first-team training, but Parkinson admits that he has options in his squad following an impressive Carabao Cup triumph over Sheffield Wednesday in midweek.

“We’re having to assess which players are fresh enough but there’s no question a few did push themselves into our thinking the other night. What I want is a performance we can sit and be proud of over the international break. I want to go all out for a result. It’s a tough game on paper but we have got some momentum from midweek and we need to use it well," he told The Bolton News.

Parkinson return to Humberside will not have fond memories after he managed just 24 games for Hull City during the 2006/07 season before parting ways by mutual consent. He has since earned the reputation of being a top-class manager with former club Bradford City, and is looking to make an impression on his Hull return, he said:

"From my point of view I don’t want to concentrate on the past. I just want to focus on us putting in the best performance of our season so far."

The Trotters have been drawn against Slaven Bilic's West Ham United in the third round of the Carabao Cup next month, and Parkinson believes that the tie will keep his players focused during the break. Bolton are currently placed 22nd in the Championship table with two points from four games.