Neil Lennon - Fans deserve better

Manager says the travelling support at Rotherham deserved a better showing

Neil Lennon says the Bolton Wanderers supporters deserved a better performance following a disappointing 4-0 defeat at Rotherham on Boxing Day.

Bolton were backed by almost 1,800 at The AESSEAL New York Stadium and they saw their side succumb to four second-half goals on a blustery afternoon.

And speaking after the match the manager was left frustrated with another disappointing result on the road.

“Unfortunately, we’ve seen it too many times now away from home,” Lennon said in his post-match press conference. “It simply wasn’t good enough.

“As soon as we conceded we seem to drop our heads and make it far too easy for Rotherham to play through us. We lacked fight and character and that is extremely disappointing.

“We needed a big performance and we simply didn’t get one.

“We find ourselves in a really difficult situation, but regardless of what’s going on off the field we should be doing better. We can’t go looking for excuses.

“I felt we were very much in the game for the opening half. We had a good chance when Zach has seen a shot saved, but as soon as the goal went in after half time we collapsed.

“We have to turn it around. It’s a massive game on Monday and we have to try and win it for them. They have been fantastic throughout and we can all understand their frustrations right now. They deserved a better performance than that.

“We’re professionals and we have to do our jobs properly. That hasn’t been happening of late and the second half performance was nowhere near good enough today.”

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