We did everything but score - Neil Lennon

Manager frustrated at Captial One Cup exit at the hands of Burton Albion

Neil Lennon says his Bolton Wanderers team did everything but score, after exiting the Capital One Cup at the first round stage.

Wanderers were beaten by Burton Albion late on at Macron Stadium, after Matthew Palmer’s strike took a deflection to wrong-foot Ben Amos.

And after the game the manager said his side’s inability to hit the back of the net was ultimately what costs them the game.

“We pretty much beat ourselves out there,” Lennon said. “We were totally dominant in the game, so I’m not massively disappointed with the performance. 

“But that said, we’ve lost the game and gone out of the competition, so that’s very disappointing.

“Burton got a huge slice of luck with the goal, but we have to look at ourselves for the chances we’ve missed. We were careless and lacked composure in front of goal.

“There are still encouraging signs. I thought Mark Davies was superb in midfield and looked back to his old self and Dean Moxey did really well at full back.

“We didn’t make many changes to the side, because it was a competition we wanted to progress in. Prince had a bit of a knock but should be fine for the weekend. Darren Pratley has a bit of a ligament problem which we are monitoring, whilst Jay Spearing was suspended.

“We’re not overly concerned, because the way we played was very pleasing. We had 30 attempts at goal, so we must be doing something right.”

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