Post-Match: Parkin on Bolton's Win Over Derby County

  • September 29, 2018 | By Chris Mann
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Steve Parkin believes practice made perfect as Bolton ended a five-game winless run with victory over Derby County.

Craig Noone scored the only goal at the University of Bolton Stadium as Wanderers paid tribute to the recently-retired Stephen Darby with a gritty display against Frank Lampard's side that saw them pick up all three points.

Speaking after the game, Parkin, who was standing in for interview after manager Phil Parkinson had lost his voice, said the winning goal was something his players had worked on in training and he hopes picking up maximum points on home soil can springboard the Trotters on a run of form.

"They are a good team and we had to be at our very best to beat them," Parkin told

"From number 1 to 11, I think the lads were terrific and the subs that came on did a good job. We've just got to make sure we bounce into our next home game in exactly the same way.

"We started a little slowly but then really grew into the game. We scored the first goal and I think we're a difficult team to beat when we get that.

"We've been doing a bit of work, when we're crossing from the opposite side trying to get our wide man coming in at the back stick. We've been working with Noone and (Will) Buckley and it was an unstoppable header.

"We've been fantastic away from home with the exception of 45 minutes against Middlesbrough. At home we've not quite got it going the way we'd like but I thought the lads were excellent."

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