Post-Match: Parkinson on Bolton's Defeat at Sheff Wed

  • November 27, 2018 | By Chris Mann
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Phil Parkinson was once again left frustrated, believing his Bolton side were the better team despite suffering defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.

Tom Lees scored the only goal of the game at Hillsborough, on an evening where chances were at a premium as opposing players largely cancelled each other out in the middle of the park.

Speaking after the game, Parkinson blamed a lack of concentration for Wanderers' latest defeat - their seventh in nine outings - and believes his players couldn't physically give much more than they showed.

"I thought apart from the first 15 minutes of the second half, we were the better team," Parkinson told

"I thought Sheffield Wednesday were there for the taking tonight.

"First half, we controlled the game for long periods.

"I thought they got a lift with (Fernando) Forestieri coming on and he lifted the crowd in the early part of that second half.

"We can only blame ourselves for that, as we knew kicking towards that end that they start quick and that is the thing that has cost us.

"It is very frustrating because over the 90 minutes, the lads have given endeavour and honesty.

"I don't think Ben (Alnwick) has hardly touched the ball all night and it is a soft goal to concede.

"It is being switched on in that particular moment that has determined whether we got anything from tonight.

"I felt that over the 90 minutes we were more than a match for them.

"In general we played okay but the mentality at the start of both halves is frustrating.

"There is not much more I can say other than the lads are completely out on their feet in the dressing room.

"We have had to change the shape a couple of times to try and get back into it and it may have become a bit disjointed."

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