Bolton Boss Wants More from Hat-Trick Hero Magennis

  • January 06, 2019 | By Chris Mann
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Josh Magennis may have scored three times against Walsall, but Bolton boss Phil Parkinson wants more from his forward.

Magennis, who joined Wanderers in a reported £200,000 transfer from Charlton Athletic last July, ended a run of 18 games without a goal with a hat-trick against the Saddlers.

The 28-year-old has started just three of the Trotters' last 11 league games, serving mainly as a substitute during that run, and Parkinson admits the Northern Ireland international still has work to do if he is to force his way back into a starting role at the University of Bolton Stadium.

"Josh has found himself out of the team recently and those goals will do him the world of good," Parkinson told BT Sport.

"But I think he can work harder for the team and do more.

"However, strikers want to score and if you put the ball in the right areas, Josh is a good finisher and he showed that."

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