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

  • October 06, 2018 | By Chris Mann
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Phil Parkinson felt Bolton's defeat to Blackburn Rovers was harsh, pointing to a lack of quality in the final third to his side's demise.

Bradley Dack scored the only goal as Rovers registered their first win at the University of Bolton Stadium since 2009, ending a run which had seen Wanderers pick up maximum points in the last six league meetings between the two clubs at the venue.

Speaking after the game, Parkinson admitted his players were unfortunate at times, whilst also challenging them to show more if they are to be successful in games going forward.

"It is a game we have dominated for long periods," Parkinson told

"We had enough play tonight to get something out of the game.

"What has cost us is our final ball, not just from wide areas but the ball to slot a striker through to get a goal.

"It wasn't quite there, but there are been a lot of very good performances tonight and in many aspects, the play was good.

"But we didn't really produce in the areas where it mattered to get a point or even win the game.

"Like I said, there are many aspects of the play that were very good.

"We can be happy with that, but we have better players in that final third than we showed at times.

"That cross into the box which missed the first man or just not putting the ball in there with enough belief has probably cost us tonight.

"It is hugely frustrating because it is a game that we have dominated and even in the first half, we have had the better chances.

"Their keeper has pulled off a couple of great saves and in the second half it has been all us.

"They have sat in deep, let us have the ball and I thought we moved it terrifically well.

"Some of the slickness of the football we played tonight was excellent."

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