Post-Match: Parkinson on Bolton's Defeat at Bristol City

  • January 12, 2019 | By Chris Mann
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Phil Parkinson was disappointed with the nature of Bolton's defeat at Bristol City, revealing his side need to become more resilient.

Leading through Will Buckley's 58th minute opener, Wanderers conceded two goals in the space of three minutes to go behind and ultimately lose their game at Ashton Gate.

Speaking after the full-time whistle, Parkinson felt aspects of his team's performance showed promise but admitted they need to stop conceding goals at the alarming rate they currently are - having shipped 10 in their last three games in all competitions.

"We had to ride our luck at times, as they are a very good side," Parkinson told

"We got the lead and are so disappointed that we didn't show the resilience to see it through. Both goals we conceded were certainly avoidable from our point of view.

"We got a terrific goal to get us up by one and ultimately should have got a point from that one.

"I felt we grew into the first half as it went on and went into half time confident that if we could adjust one or two things, we could get something out of the game.

"We just needed that resiliency to defend the box, block the shots and all the other things needed to keep the ball out of your net.

"It is frustrating that we let them back in it, albeit they made three substitutions which had a huge impact on the game.

"We did look a threat at times during the game which is promising.

"We need to get better and we know that.

"We have a good period on the training ground now to work."

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