Owen Coyle believes a squad boasting Premier League pedigree can help Bolton return to the Premier League at the first time of asking.
With under a month to go until the start of the season, Wanderers have managed to keep together the majority of the squad that was relegated in May.
And Coyle is happy to take solace from the impressive form his team ended last term in, even if they fell short of their ultimate goal, and feels new additions and players returning from injury will make the group stronger this time around.
"I'm always reluctant to look back but (based on) the last 11 games we played in the league we'd have been sitting eighth and we have that group of players," he said. "The only player we don't have from that squad that played consistently is Nigel (Reo-Coker).
"From the squad that played those last 11 games and performed to a great degree we can add Lee Chung-Yong, who's now fit, Tyrone Myers is fit, Gregg Wylde is available for selection, Marvin Sordell is obviously going to get the game time that he never got and we were all frustrated by that.
"And then you've got Matt Mills and Keith Andrews and one or two others to come into the mix. So I think that tells you the strength of squad we have."