Neil Lennon - We must improve

Manager believes his side need to show more quality going forward following defeat at Norwich

Neil Lennon says his side’s performances must improve if they are to improve following defeat at Norwich City on Friday evening.

The Trotters fell two goals behind in front of the Sky cameras at Carrow Road following Cameron Jerome’s brace.

Lee Chung-Yong halved the deficit late on but Bolton ultimately left the game empty handed.

“We have to perform better,” Lennon said after the game. “I thought Norwich were deserved winners and that is the benchmark we have to try and reach.

“We have a lot to work on and it was probably the poorest we’ve played in my four games in charge.

“I’m disappointed with some aspects of our play, but we kept going and we had a great chance when Max Clayton went through.

“We got a goal late on, but there wasn’t enough quality in our play going forward which was disappointing.

“We can see that Norwich are a very strong outfit, but we didn’t help ourselves with the way we played.

“There were signs of that anxiety in our play, and we have to shake that off.

“The decision to take Jay Spearing off at half time was a tactical one. It’s my job to make decision to try and change things and that’s what we tried to do.

“I’m not overly concerned about our performances at this moment because we have played a very good side in Norwich. 

“We have to play and express ourselves in a much better way. Our end product was poor and I was disappointed with our delivery from set pieces. We never really worked Norwich enough defensively.

“Norwich got the winner from a set play, which is again disappointing.

“We now head in to back-to-back home games against Cardiff and Wigan. It’s a big ask for us because those two sides are very capable.”
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