Defiant Allardyce: I have no case to answer
Sam Allardyce believes the spirit at Bolton has grown since the Panorama investigation into football corruption, resulting in the 1-0 victory against Portsmouth at Fratton Park.
Allardyce was accused in the BBC expose of being involved in corrupt transfer deals and will consult club chairman Phil Gartside before deciding whether to take any legal action.
Kevin Nolan scored the only goal of the game against Pompey - the first Premiership goal they had conceded this season - midway through the opening half, and the midfielder dedicated the win to his manager.
Nolan told Sky Sports: 'That win was for him.
'It was a dogged performance from us, that's what we're all about. It's been a tough week but it shows the unity we have, it goes right through the staff from the manager.'
Allardyce added: 'The spirit has grown in a difficult week and the lads have reacted, they've shown no effects apart from a terrific performance.
'I just want them to commit like that in every game, they knew it was a big game for different reasons.'
Allardyce stated again: 'After all of it, I don't think I have anything to answer.
'A terrific three points should not be overshadowed by anything else.'
Of Gartside's reaction since returning from a trip trekking in the Himalayas, Allardyce added: '(He's) extremely supportive, like everyone at the club. They're behind me and want to concentrate on football.'