Post-Match: Parkinson on Bolton's Draw at Preston

  • September 01, 2018 | By Chris Mann
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Phil Parkinson says he was encouraged by Bolton's comeback against Preston North End and believes the experience will help his team going forward.

Wanderers go into the international break occupying 7th position in the Championship, after goals from Sammy Ameobi and Pawel Olkowski saw them come from behind to claim a point from their trip to Deepdale.

Speaking after the game, Parkinson revealed his frustration at yet another poor start for the Trotters, but praised his players for having the determination to fight back in a hot-tempered Lancashire derby.

"It was a bad start," Parkinson told BWFC's official YouTube channel. "The first goal was poor from our point of view and the second was an incredible strike. Sometimes you've got to hold your hands up to that.

"Even at 2-0 down, I thought we were playing some good stuff and felt we could get back in the game.

"At times, we had Preston on the backfoot and we got back in it with two terrific goals. Maybe the goalkeeper could have done better with the first one but the lads showed terrific character and quality to get back in the game.

"It was a real Lancashire derby, as you'd expect. It was a fiesty encounter with both teams giving their all to try and get the three points.

"After getting beat last week I felt it was important we responded, and I feel we've done that.

"We can regroup now in this two-week period and come back stronger than we are now."

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Pos Team Pld Pts
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20 AFC Wimbledon 35 35
21 Tranmere Rovers 34 32
22 Southend United 35 19
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