Post-Match: Parkinson on Bolton's Defeat at Peterborough

  • November 13, 2016 | By Chris Mann
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Phil Parkinson believes Bolton failed to recover from a slow start, as they were beaten 1-0 by Peterborough United at the ABAX Stadium.

Wanderers slipped to a first league defeat in six outings, as Michael Smith's 27th-minute volley sealed all three points for Posh and denied the visitors a return to the League One automatic promotion places.

Speaking after the game, Parkinson admitted Bolton had opportunities to get themselves back in the game, but ultimately felt they paid the price for a sluggish start.

"We started slowly - it was a lacklustre first-half," Parkinson told BBC Radio Manchester. "We were better in the second-half but it's difficult to put a finger on it, we started slowly.

"We spoke to the lads before about the last three away wins and how quickly we'd started in those games, taking the impetus away from the home team, but we didn't do that and we've lost to a great strike from a right-back.

"We got into some great positions in the second-half, made some great chances, maybe should have had a penalty but we couldn't find that goal to get us back in it.

"I don't think we started so well for whatever reason. We'll have a think about that over the next few days and rectify it for next week.

"It's a disappointing result but we've got to dust ourselves down like we have in the past and come out ready to go again next week.

"Defeats happen through the season. Nobody likes them but you have to respond and we'll be looking to do that by playing for the full 90 minutes like we have been doing of late."

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