Post-Match: Lennon on Bolton's Draw With Nottm Forest

  • August 22, 2015 | By Chris Mann
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Neil Lennon was once again left to rue missed chances, despite watching his Bolton side end their goal drought with a 1-1 draw against Nottingham Forest.

Stephen Dobbie came off the bench to score in the final minute, cancelling out an 81st minute opener from David Vaughan, as Wanderers ended a club-record run of six games without a goal to claim a point.

Speaking after the game, Lennon admitted he was 'relieved' to have finally got on the scoresheet but still feels his players produced a performance good enough to take all three points.

"We're relieved, but also frustrated," Lennon told the club's official website. "I felt we deserved to win the game after a fantastic second half performance.

"I didn't think there was much in it in the first half. We had a couple of decent chances with headers and flashed a few set pieces across goal, but in the second half I thought we were fantastic.

"When we missed the penalty in the second half you worry that it may suck the life out of them, but we kept going and created chance after chance.

"We got hit with a sucker punch when David Vaughan scores. Sometimes you have to hold your hands up, even though it hurts like a punch in the stomach. I did feel we could have maybe closed him down a bit better.

"At home we've shown great character and that helped us get back in the game.

"We've brought Stephen to the club to do just that. We know what kind of an impact he can have. I've watched him at Blackpool and Swansea City down the years and from him time in Scotland. It was a very clever finish from him.

"At the end of the match you look at the reaction of the crowd and they were happy. That's another sign that shows they appreciate the effort of the players.

"The home crowd have been excellent and we need them with us at Macron Stadium this season."

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