Post-Match: Lennon on Bolton's Win Over MK Dons

  • January 23, 2016 | By Chris Mann
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Neil Lennon thought Bolton produced their best performance of the season, after beating MK Dons 3-1 at Macron Stadium.

Billed ahead of the game as a must-win relegation six-pointer, Wanderers responded in perfect fashion and claimed all three points courtesy of goals from Rob Holding, Darren Pratley and Shola Ameobi.

Speaking after the game, Lennon hailed a 'complete performance' and expressed his continued belief that Wanderers can pull off the great escape by surviving in the Championship at the end of the season.

"For me it was our best matchday of the season," Lennon told the club's official website. "It was a complete performance, and we got a performance in both halves of football.

"It was exactly what we wanted to see from the team. The players responded absolutely brilliantly and we can have nothing but praise for them today.

"MK Dons may not be one of the more superior teams in the division, but there was a lot of pressure on us going into the game and I thought we handled that very well.

"When they got a goal back right at the end I was thinking, 'don't do this to me'. It would have been a travesty had we dropped points today with the way we played.

"I was pleased and relieved to see the third goal go in. What we must now do is use this as a platform and look to build.

"I've never stopped believing we can get out of this position. We have a free week ahead now and it gives us plenty of time to get our heads down and focus on what should be a cracking cup tie against Leeds."

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