Post-Match: Parkinson on Bolton's Win Over Norwich City

  • November 04, 2017 | By Chris Mann
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Phil Parkinson was delighted Bolton were able to go into the international break on a high, having beaten Norwich City 2-1 at Macron Stadium.

First-half goals from Gary Madine and Adam Armstrong settled the game, ensuring Wanderers went five Championship games unbeaten for the first time since December 2014.

Speaking afterwards, Parkinson expressed his frustration at having conceded in stoppage time, but was otherwise left beaming after extending a run which has seen them pick up nine points from their last five outings.

"I'm very pleased," Parkinson told BBC Radio Manchester. "Nine points from the last five games is a great return, but we knew today either made that run a good one or just average.

"We go into the international break on a high - which we haven't had this season - and that performance was about spirit and desire, with quality as well.

"I'm disappointed (with Norwich's goal). I've said to the lads that their concentration levels stop when the referee blows his whistle - and not before.

"It's frustrating because if there had been two minutes left after that, it could have been a nervy finish for us. As much as I can say 'well done, lads', that goal should've been stopped.

"We knew today would be difficult but we took the qualities we've shown in recent weeks into the game and I'm very pleased."

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