MARK Molesley feels Southend United are facing one of the toughest challenges in League Two this weekend.

The bottom of the table Shrimpers head to in-form Bolton Wanderers looking to secure just their second win of the season.

But Molesley believes Bolton, who were relegated alongside Blues last term, will be tough to take on as they bid to secure their fifth win in succession.

“Bolton are a big hitter in the League,” said Molesley.

“They brought in a very good manager who did great things at Barrow.

“They’ve got some very established players and it’s going to be one of League Two’s toughest challenges going to their stadium.

“But, despite our result on Tuesday, there were lots of positives for us and we’re going to have to take them into this game and build on it.

“We know we have to show more in the attacking third and we’ll certainly be looking to do that.”

Bolton are 13th in the League Two standings after recovering from their own slow start to the season.