Post-Match: Parkinson on Bolton's Defeat to QPR

  • September 15, 2018 | By Chris Mann
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Phil Parkinson will look to shift focus away from Bolton's defeat to Queens Park Rangers by quickly moving on to Wednesday's clash at Middlesbrough.

Wanderers, fresh from a two-week international break, were poor on their return to the University of Bolton Stadium, where goals in each half from Luke Freeman and Eberechi Eze gave Rangers a comfortable victory - despite a consolation from Josh Magennis.

Speaking after the game, Parkinson admitted his side just weren't good enough but the opportunity to concentrate on the midweek trip to the Riverside Stadium will now take priority.

"QPR did a good job," Parkinson told "They came, sat off us and let us have the ball. Even though the possession stats are in our favour, we didn't penetrate enough.

"Even though we've had one or two very good chances, we didn't threaten enough for the home team.

"Being 2-0 down at home is always difficult but we kept going and got back in it with a terrific strike from Josh, and very nearly equalised with (Erhun) Oztumer towards the end.

"The positive was that we kept going right until the end, which is what you'd expect, but I'm obviously disappointed to lose at home.

"Football is horrible when you get beat, but when you do you've got to analyse it quickly and we go up to Middlesbrough on Wednesday night looking to continue our away form this season which has been good."

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