Work first at Bolton - Gareth
Gareth Bale knows we’ll have to work hard tonight to overcome a Bolton team fighting for survival.
We travel to the Reebok Stadium for an 8pm kick-off against a Trotters team with just three defeats in their last nine matches, but still in the bottom three of the Premier League.
Both teams will therefore be desperate for the three points as we continue to fight for a place in the top four.
Sunday’s convincing win against Blackburn moved us back into fourth, still level on points with fifth-placed Newcastle and a point ahead of Chelsea in sixth.
On a big night in the race for Champions League qualification, Newcastle also travel to Stamford Bridge.
“We know Bolton will be scrapping as much as Blackburn were, but we’re scrapping as well to get into the Champions League spots,” said Gareth.
“We’ll work just as hard as them and hopefully we’ll show our quality in front of goal and push ourselves closer to a top four spot.
“We have to go up there and put on a performance, we’ll go for the three points and hopefully we’ll come back happy.”