Post-Match: Parkinson on Bolton's Draw With Ipswich Town

  • January 20, 2018 | By Chris Mann
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Phil Parkinson was pleased with Bolton's 1-1 draw with Ipswich Town, having thrown both Dorian Dervite and Karl Henry into the side at the last minute.

Wanderers had led at Macron Stadium, after Gary Madine netted his 10th goal of the season on 53 minutes, but Joe Garner equalised with seven minutes remaining as the Tractor Boys earned a share of the spoils from their journey north.

Speaking after the game, Parkinson admitted the result did feel as though his team had dropped two points, but he believes losing a player such as Mark Beevers, combined with Henry's late announcement on the teamsheet, made the draw look more credible than it may have felt at the full-time whistle.

"When you're ahead in a game and as comfortable as we were (it feels like two points dropped)," Parkinson told BBC Radio Manchester.

"However, Ipswich have got some very talented front players - Martyn Waghorn, Joe Garner and David McGoldrick - and the one moment where they unlocked us, a real bit of quality in and around the box has produced their equaliser.

"Our performance level was good considering we've had to play Dervite, who hasn't played for a long time. Mark Beevers went down ill but I thought Dorian Dervite was Man of the Match.

"Karl Henry has come into the team after only two days of training, so maybe we did fatigue a bit towards the end of the game.

"That was probably a factor which cost us, but it's another important point and keeps us out of the bottom three.

"We can now work over the next two weeks on reshaping the squad for the big push towards the end of the season."

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