Post-Match: Parkinson on Bolton's Defeat to Swindon Town

  • January 14, 2017 | By Chris Mann
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Phil Parkinson wasn't too downhearted about Bolton's performance, after they suffered a surprise home defeat at the hands of Swindon Town.

Despite taking a 48th minute lead through David Wheater's fourth goal of the season, Wanderers were beaten after the Robins responded through Ben Gladwin and then Yaser Kasim's late winner.

Speaking after the game, Parkinson felt his side had enough chances to pick up all three points, whilst also acknowledging some of his players had a rare off-day.

"We got in enough good positions to win the game," Parkinson told BBC Radio Manchester.

"We had chances in the first-half which we needed to take, then in the second-half we started great and got the goal.

"Throughout the game, in any game of football, you only get so many opportunities but we had more than enough to win.

"The goal they scored was the first effort I felt they'd had. We chased it a bit and ended up getting beat.

"I picked the team with three who had missed most of the week's training and I felt we looked a yard off the pace in the first-half.

"I thought we raised it in the second-half, started off great and really took the game to them. We got the goal but you then need to kill the game off but we ended up looking too vulnerable on the break.

"The way to score a second is by having a good solid shape about us and I felt there was another goal coming, but unfortunately it wasn't to be.

"We're very disappointed to lose, but we've got to dust ourselves down, go to Crystal Palace on Tuesday and give it the best we possibly can."

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