Post-Match: Lennon on Bolton's Draw at Reading

  • December 06, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Neil Lennon thought Bolton could have performed better at Reading, but was relatively pleased to take a point away from the Madejski Stadium.

11 months after losing 7-1 on the same ground, Wanderers held the Royals to a goalless draw, as they extended their unbeaten run to five games - stretching back to October 31, when they were defeated at Norwich City.

Speaking after the game, Lennon stated his frustration at failing to find a breakthrough, but admitted he was happy with aspects of the performance and the draw they took out of the game.

"I thought we did okay in the first half without ever really working the Reading goalkeeper," Lennon told the club's official website.

"In open play, particularly in the second half, we created by far the better chances and on another day I feel we could have won the game.

"Reading were a threat at set pieces and created some really good chances from knock downs in the area, but in general play I felt we were better.

"I'm disappointed we didn't score today. It's the first game since we've come in that we've failed to find the back of the net.

"Overall, I'm satisfied without being ecstatic with a point.

"It's obviously important to keep the unbeaten run going, but let's not get carried away. We're five games without defeat - if we were to get into double figures that's when we can start patting ourselves on the back.

"There are no easy games in this division and slowly but surely we're working our way up the table.

"What we are lacking at the moment is a bit of quality in the final third, but our build up play is very good.

"Our goalkeeper is also in fine form, and with our back four and two midfielders we have a very good platform on which we can build. We just need that end product to cap off our good play."

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