We went with Zat Knight for our MOTM v. Charlton, but many of you thought it should have been David Ngog. It would appear that the powers that be agree...
David Ngog was on the pitch for 32 minutes. That was enough time for him to take what had been a boring goalless draw into an exciting and vital win for Bolton Wanderers, pushing the team to 13th in the table. Ngog scored both of the goals that gave the Whites all 3 points, the first a lovely bit skill to round two defenders and put the ball away, and the second displayed a nice link up with Kevin Davies and a confident shot. This cameo was enough to get him into the Championship team of the week as per the Football League site,
David Ngog came off the bench to secure all three points for Bolton Wanderers against Charlton Athletic at the weekend and he deservedly takes his place up front in the npower Championship Team of the Week.
He's a fantastic lad and he's been very unlucky not to play in the last couple of weeks. He's been training very hard, which shows the professional that he is.I'm delighted for his team-mates because they've seen David at his best.
The key was that when I brought the substitutes on, it was 0-0. It gave them a chance to get goals and that was the key to the game. We were very patient in our build-up. We tried to penetrate at the right moments and it didn't quite work for us, but I wasn't frustrated at all. It's the way I'm going to be playing so I was very relaxed with the way the game was going.
Ngog himself on the other hand was quite humble about the whole thing,
When you are a substitute your role is to make a difference and that's what I did. It shows that the whole team wins a game not just the 11 on the pitch. To keep a clean sheet was very important as well.
We are trying to build a team that is organised. We know with the offensive players we have that we will score goals. We just need now to make sure there are more clean sheets to win games.
You have to stay ready, knowing that you can come on at any minute. When I went on, the manager did not say anything special, it was just a normal chat. He just said play my game.
I'm a striker and my target is to score goals every time I go on the pitch.
Congratulations to David Ngog on his well deserved place in the Championship team of the week!