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

  • January 31, 2015 | By Chris Mann
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Neil Lennon praised the performances of Zach Clough and Adam Le Fondre, but was disappointed to see his Bolton side draw 2-2 with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

A first-half brace from Clough had given Bolton the advantage, after initially trailing to a 3rd minute opener from Nouha Dicko, but Wolves secured a draw in the fifth minute of stoppage time at the end of the game as James Henry unleashed an unstoppable 30-yard strike that flew into the top corner of Andy Lonergan's goal.

Speaking after the game, Lennon admitted he was delighted with aspects of his team's display but, ultimately, was critical of their failure to see time out in the dying stages.

"There are positives in our performance, but on the whole it's very disappointing because we feel like we had the game won," Lennon told the club's official website.

"Henry has no other option but to shoot late on and we should deal with it a lot better.

"There's no doubting that we should see the game out. I don't think Andy had a save to make at all in the second half.

"We gave away a very poor goal to start with, but our reaction to that was fantastic. Some of the football we played in the first half was breath-taking.

"We've suffered another injury blow, losing Darren Pratley in the second half. We're very short in terms of our squad at the moment. At times we're putting square pegs in round holes.

"Saying that, we felt we had more than enough about us to see the game out. In the second half we looked comfortable and when we have the ball in the corner late on we should be winning the game.

"Wolves didn't do anything to really affect the game. They had a bit of pressure here and there, but it was nothing too concerning from our point.

"In Le Fondre we had a real threat upfront. He was outstanding from start to finish and there's no doubting that he'll score goals for us.

"In Zach Clough we think we've found a very good player. He played very well to say he's not really kicked a ball for three weeks.

"We were tiring a little bit in the second half and we have a lot of games coming up. We have to get some bodies in to try and bolster our squad.

"At this moment the medical room is looking a little bit busier than our dressing room."


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