Post-Match: Hill on Bolton's Draw at Sunderland

  • December 26, 2019 | By Chris Mann
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Keith Hill was happy with Bolton's draw at Sunderland and believes they could have taken all three points with a touch of extra quality.

Wanderers made it four points from six over the festive period with a stalemate at the Stadium of Light, in a game where they came closest to picking up victory when former Black Cats forward Daryl Murphy had a header clawed off the line in the second period by goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin.

Speaking after the game, Hill admitted the efforts of his players deserved to be praised but insisted focus will now turn to Sunday's final outing of the decade - when the Trotters host Shrewsbury Town at the University of Bolton Stadium.

"I'm really pleased," Hill told OfficialBWFC on YouTube.

"I'm pleased from a work ethic and work rate point-of-view. The discipline, determination and desire from a group of players to match our opponents, take them deep and come out with a worthy point.

"There were times when we had to defend. We did that to a man - we got some great blocks in and our goalkeeper made some good saves - but we also tested them.

"It could have seen us have the away smash and grab, but I'm really pleased with the players and I think it's a magnificent point at the Stadium of Light."

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Pos Team Pld Pts
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3 Portsmouth 4 8
4 Bolton Wanderers 4 8
5 Exeter City 4 7
6 Charlton Athletic 4 7
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