Post-Match: Parkinson on Bolton's Defeat at Cardiff City

  • February 13, 2018 | By Chris Mann
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Phil Parkinson has urged his players to move on from their performance at Cardiff City, where they were beaten 2-0.

First-half goals from Armand Traore and Sean Morrison gave the Bluebirds the most comfortable of victories in the Welsh capital, as Wanderers failed to put further distance between themselves and the Championship relegation zone.

Speaking after the game, Parkinson admitted his team were off the boil but says they must recover quickly and shift focus to Saturday's trip to Queens Park Rangers.

"I was disappointed with the first half," Parkinson told BWFC's official YouTube channel. "I thought all the basic things you need to do at a place like Cardiff we didn't do as well as we needed to.

"The second half was better. We restored some pride. We know Cardiff are a strong team, especially on their home patch.

"They've got a lot of attributes and at times they overpowered us, which was disappointing as it doesn't happen to us often. They're physical, have a lot of pace on the break and when the ball came into the box, they were that little bit hungrier than us.

"We've got to make sure we learn the lessons from the performance and make sure the very basic things on the football pitch are in place to give ourselves a chance of getting a result at the weekend.

"We didn't throws down the line and into the box well enough. That's simple stuff that we need to do better and I was disappointed with that.

"We've got to move on from this quickly. It was our game in hand and was a chance to open that gap between us and the bottom three. We haven't taken it but we need to make sure we start the game better than we did tonight at QPR."

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