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

  • January 13, 2018 | By Chris Mann
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After losing 2-0 at Brentford, Bolton boss Phil Parkinson was disappointed his side's performance wasn't rewarded with a positive result.

Goals in each half from Florian Jozefzoon and substitute Neal Maupay gave the Bees all three points at Griffin Park, leaving Wanderers just one point and one place above the Championship relegation zone.

Speaking after the game, however, Parkinson admitted he could take positives going into next weekend's home game against Ipswich Town and wasn't too concerned with his team's latest loss.

"I'm disappointed with the result," Parkinson told BBC Radio Manchester.

"The second goal is when we've completely opened up to try and get back in it. I'm not too bothered about that because we had to throw another striker on.

"In general, I thought we had as many opportunities as they did in the first-half. Second-half, in spells, I thought we played really well, got in some great positions and we were just desperate for someone to put their foot through the ball and put it in the back of the net.

"There were so many of those types of moments in and around the box and we just couldn't get that goal.

"I can't fault the effort and application of the lads. It's disappointing to lose but there is a manner to lose.

"When we've thrown Aaron Wilbraham, Gary Madine and Adam Le Fondre up top, then got Sammy Ameobi and Will Buckley as wing-backs, we could always get done on the break and that's what happened.

"In general, I thought we had enough moments to get something from the game."

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