Post-Match: Parkinson on Bolton's Win at Birmingham City

  • February 13, 2019 | By Chris Mann
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Phil Parkinson praised the determination of his Bolton players, after they came away from Birmingham City with a 1-0 victory on Tuesday night.

Callum Connolly scored the only goal at the St Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium, as Wanderers moved to within two points of Championship safety with a first league win on the road since August.

Speaking after the game, the Trotters boss admitted injuries to Gary O'Neil and Marc Wilson could have deflated those out on the pitch but, instead, was left in joyous mood at the nature of the three points.

"I'm so pleased with the victory tonight," Parkinson told bwfc.co.uk. "It was so important that we responded to the display and defeat at the weekend, and boy did we do that.

"Our performance tonight typified what we have to be, and what we have been for the majority of our games at this level.

"We were structured, we were hard-working, we were competitive, and we played some good football off the back of that.

"Everybody did their job for the team from minute one, right until the end. That has given us a huge boost and it shows everyone that Bolton Wanderers are alive and kicking.

"We're feeling good, it has given us a lift and we needed that. However, it is just a reminder for us about what it takes to get a result.

"Gary (O'Neil) came off at half-time with a tight calf and Marc Wilson's hamstring has tightened up, but we didn't make excuses.

"Nobody was bemoaning our bad luck on losing a couple of players and having to put Lowey (Jason Lowe) into a back three - we just kept going, and that is key.

"It is important that we don't feel sorry for ourselves, we just roll our sleeves up and get on with it."

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