Megson Unhappy With Defending

  • December 27, 2009 | By Chris Mann
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Following the 1-1 draw at Burnley, Bolton boss Gary Megson was critical of his side's defence.

A free-kick from Matt Taylor had given Wanderers a first half lead at Turf Moor, but David Nugent headed an equaliser 10 minutes after the restart.

Megson thought the Burnley goal should have been prevented and has put the blame firmly on those defending at the time.

"It was sloppy. The ball wasn't whipped in, it wasn't driven in," Megson told Sky Sports.

"It was well taken by Nugent but from our point of view it was lax and I would expect us to deal with it better.

"There isn't one particular reason why we are not defending so well. The defending has to start from the front as much as your forward play starts at the back. Everyone has to do their job."

Wanderers remain the only team in the Premier League without a clean sheet so far this season.

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