Post-Match: Lennon on Bolton's Defeat at MK Dons

  • August 18, 2015 | By Chris Mann
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Neil Lennon acknowledged his side need to start performing in front of goal, after setting an unwanted club record with a 1-0 defeat at MK Dons.

Wanderers' blank at stadiummk extended their run without a goal to six games in all competitions, eclipsing a record that has stood since March 1990.

Speaking after the game, which was settled by a 61st minute strike from Daniel Powell, Lennon believed his side performed well on the night but continues to rue missed opportunities.

"We're playing well," Lennon told the club's official website. "I think that is a game that has got away from us, because we were in control for large periods.

"We missed good chances and that's the only source of frustration for me tonight.

"When the game is at 0-0 you know that anything could happen. I don't know what happened for their goal, whether Lawrie (Wilson) has let the ball roll under his foot or he's miss-controlled it.

"But that's not where we lost the game tonight, it was at the other end. Tee to green we're playing really well, we just need to start holing some putts.

"We were well off the pace against Middlesbrough, but I thought we played well tonight. Three of the four games we've had so far we've done well. We are creating chances but just snatching at them right now. We're lacking that bit of composure in front of goal.

"It's sometimes the finish, sometimes the final pass, but that is the most important part of football, putting the ball in the net.

"The game was there for the taking for us. We didn't deserve to lose, but we have to find the recipe to start scoring."

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