Post-Match: Parkinson on Bolton's Win at Bury

  • October 24, 2016 | By Chris Mann
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Phil Parkinson paid tribute to Zach Clough and Sammy Ameobi, after Bolton ended an 87-year wait for a league win at Bury.

Clough netted a penalty in each half as Wanderers secured victory in league competition at Gigg Lane for the first time since 1929, a result and performance the manager was quick to highlight at full-time.

Speaking after the game, Parkinson expressed his delight at the displays of both Clough and Ameobi, and the amount of unrecognised effort that each produced off the ball.

"I'm very pleased," Parkinson told BBC Radio Manchester. "I said in the build-up that this was going to be a tough game.

"A couple of weeks ago they were 2nd in the table. They've had a bad run of results and that can make these games even harder.

"I think it was a really committed team display and we got better as the game went on.

"The first-half was a bit frantic, it was a local derby atmosphere. We played with more calmness in the second-half and, when we did, we looked really dangerous.

"I said to the lads yesterday that I could see the reasons why (Bolton hadn't won at Gigg Lane since 1929).

"Playing for Bury, I know that when these games come around the whole town builds up to it. Maybe Bolton have come here in the past thinking it was going to be easy and I can see how that's happened, but tonight we've put that record to bed and I'm so pleased.

"We're getting the clean sheets which is good, but that stems from the whole team work. The goalkeeper and back four get the plaudits for that but if you look at Zach and Sammy, in particular, and the work they're doing without the ball.

"I keep speaking to them about that. The modern day attacking players have to do both sides of the game. There can be no passengers without the ball.

"I thought their work rate tonight kind of typified the team's performance."

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Pos Team Pld Pts
1 Accrington Stanley 0 0
2 Barnsley 0 0
3 Bolton Wanderers 0 0
4 Bristol Rovers 0 0
5 Burton Albion 0 0
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