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24 December 2014

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Ryan Tunnicliffe is hoping a positive result against Bolton on Boxing Day can fire Rovers back towards the play-off places.

Last weekend's commanding win over Charlton Athletic was just the boost the side needed and they can go into Friday's match at the Macron Stadium full of confidence.

With games coming thick and fast the midfielder knows that it is an important time of the season and a win over Bolton would set them up nicely for the matches to come.

"It is a massive, massive game," said Tunnicliffe. "There's a local rivalry so that adds a bit of spice to it.

"I said prior to this that if we can win a big proportion of these games over the Christmas period then it will fire us right back up.

"Obviously with the two defeats we were a bit off pace, but with that win now it has kept us right in. We can build on it now and get us back where we need to be."

Tunnicliffe is expecting a tough battle against the Trotters having been impressed with the way manager Neil Lennon has changed their fortunes since taking over.

"Since the new manager has come in they've been a different side," added the midfielder.

"I don't think they've lost many, they are hard to beat now as they don't concede many goals and have been picking up well.

"That can happen when a new manager comes in, the players all want to do their best to impress."

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