Parkinson: A Good Return For Us

Last updated : 03 January 2017 By CNS Sport

Bolton Wanderers boss Phil Parkinson has said that seven points over Christmas was a good return.

Speaking to Tower FM, Parkinson said: "Seven points over the Christmas period is a good return for us.

"Coventry, with a new manager and three new signings in the team, were always going to be an invigorated side.

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"It was a difficult game played on a poor pitch. I don't think we coped well that in the first half - we didn't show enough quality on the ball. The effort was there and I'm pleased that, in the second half, we've turned a 1-0 scoreline round away from home because we've had a few situations where we haven't got back in games.

"There was more urgency about us today. You could see the lads had listened to what we'd spoken about since the Chesterfield game. In fairness to the players, we're not a team that is used to being behind that much, so we had a couple of training sessions over Christmas about what to do when behind and looking at ways to chase games. That paid off today.

"We wanted all three points but we've ground out a draw and that could be very important come the end of the season."


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