Post-Match: Lennon on Bolton's Draw With Ipswich

  • December 13, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Neil Lennon was satisfied with Bolton's draw against Ipswich Town, but was left cursing his luck after losing three attacking players to injury.

Wanderers recorded back-to-back goalless draws for the first time since May 2009, as they played out a stalemate with Ipswich Town at Macron Stadium, with Lennon admitting his delight at how solid his team are currently looking at the back.

However, speaking after the game, the Bolton boss revealed Max Clayton faces a scan on a suspected knee ligament injury, while Darren Pratley was forced off the field with concussion.

"We're very pleased to come away with a clean sheet and a point in the end," Lennon told the club's official website. "It was always going to be a difficult game for us.

"There was never going to be much between the two teams. I felt we were very strong at the back and that's a real positive for us right now.

"We had the two best chances in the first half. Max comes inside and should have probably done better with the finish and Tim Ream really should have shot when inside the area instead of passing.

"Ipswich pushed us good in the second half and they're a very strong and physical outfit, that's why they're up there.

"Our goalkeeper has made a couple of fantastic saves, but we were never really cut open by Ipswich.

"They had the chance when the ball deflected and fell to Jay Tabb, but Andrew Lonergan came out and blocked very well. He's in a good place right now and is really enjoying his football.

"It was one of those where if we weren't going to win the game, it was massively important not to lose it.

"We were forced into two substitutions and had to bring Max Clayton and Darren Pratley off. Max felt his knee go whilst Darren had a slight bit of concussion.

"We'll send Max away for a scan and hopefully it won't be as bad as first feared.

"We're a little bit short up top at the moment. Craig Davies and Joe Mason both missed out with injury so that's a situation we'll have to look at going forward."

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Pos Team Pld Pts
11 Ipswich Town 20 27
12 Cheltenham Town 19 27
13 Bolton Wanderers 20 26
14 Accrington Stanley 19 24
15 Charlton Athletic 20 23
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