Post-Match: Parkinson on Bolton's Defeat at Ipswich Town

  • September 16, 2017 | By Chris Mann
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Phil Parkinson thought Bolton gave everything in defeat at Ipswich Town and, on another day, would have emerged with a positive result.

Second-half strikes from Cole Skuse and David McGoldrick saw Wanderers slip to a loss at Portman Road, their fourth in succession without scoring a goal.

Speaking after the game, Parkinson refused to be too downbeat about his side's display, revealing his only disappointment was the fact they left with nothing to show for their efforts.

"I thought the performance level was excellent," Parkinson told BBC Radio Manchester.

"We've come down here against a team who didn't have a midweek game and I thought we were excellent.

"We created chances, the shape looked really good and we played some of the best football we've played all season.

"At the start of the second-half, a deflected shot that was going into Ben (Alnwick)'s hands has ended up in the back of the net.

"We've had numerous chances to get back in the game and numerous in the first-half go come in at half-time ahead.

"When we've gone cavalier to try and get back into it, you run the risk of being caught so I'm not too bothered about the second.

"The lads have given us everything and we're very disappointed not to take anything from the game."

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