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

  • September 22, 2018 | By Chris Mann
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Phil Parkinson praised the attitude of his Bolton side after they secured a goalless draw at Ipswich Town, despite playing almost an hour with 10 men.

Marc Wilson was sent off after 34 minutes at Portman Road, giving Wanderers a difficult task to pick up a result on a ground where they had lost each of their previous five without scoring a single goal.

Speaking after the game, Parkinson believed a draw was a good outcome for his players, having also made the long journey down from Middlesbrough in the space of three short days.

"It's a very good performance for us to get a point," Parkinson told bwfc.co.uk.

"If you add everything together - the extra day's rest Ipswich had, the long journey we've had down and going down to 10 men - we've dug in and it's a terrific point.

"We'd have loved for it to have been all three but if you take all the circumstances and put them together, it's a very good point for us.

"It was important after getting beat on Wednesday that we got something. We have shown good resilience on our travels this season and now we've got to create an intensity in our home performances, starting next Saturday.

"Jack Hobbs was flawless. He was frustrated on Wednesday to come off with six stitches but he was determined to play. (Erhun) Oztumer had to be sacrificed for the sending off, which was a shame because I thought he was bright in the spell he was on the pitch.

"(Craig) Noone and (Will) Buckley absolutely worked their socks off for the team. The physical stats of those two are top-end Premier League level, nevermind Championship. We needed them and they did really well."

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