Post-Match: Parkinson on Bolton's Draw With Reading

  • January 29, 2019 | By Chris Mann
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Phil Parkinson praised the attitude of his Bolton players, after they came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw with fellow strugglers Reading.

Trailing to a Nelson Oliveira penalty, Wanderers salvaged a point in added time when Jack Hobbs rose highest to head home his first goal since netting for Nottingham Forest against Derby County in September 2013.

Speaking after the game, Parkinson felt the Trotters were worthy of at least a point at the University of Bolton Stadium and hailed the determination of his players for fighting back in what threatened to become a toxic atmosphere in the stands.

"I think we deserved something from the game," Parkinson told

"First half, it was even stevens. We knew they'd have possession and they also put the ball at risk in their back third. We got into some good positions but our final ball let us down.

"In the second half, we did exactly the same what we set out to first, but with more conviction and we had some good attempts.

"Luca (Connell) had a great shot, we had one or two good chances and they offered very little really.

"It was only a contentious penalty that got them ahead, but the lads were great to get back in the game and it was an important point for us.

"It was a hard game and a difficult atmosphere at times, but I thought the lads stuck to their job and it was the pure honesty of the team that got us back into the game."

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