Neil Lennon rues missed chances

Manager left frustrated after Bolton slip to home defeat against Cardiff City

Neil Lennon says missed chances cost his side three points after Bolton were edged out by the odd goal in five against Cardiff City at Macron Stadium.

Bolton twice came from behind to draw level thanks to goals from Gary Madine and Dorian Dervite, but in the end were defeated.

And speaking in his post-match press conference the manager felt his side created enough opportunities to win the game.

“I feel we should have won the game,” Lennon said. “We’ve missed a hatful of simple chances and we have to do better in the final third.

“The goals we gave away were far too simple for my liking, but in the end it feels like a game where we’ve snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.

“I did feel we should have had a penalty in the second half when Liam Feeney was brought down in the area, but after speaking to the referee he didn’t seem to think there was enough contact.

“There isn’t a lack of effort or character right now, we just need that little bit of cutting edge in front of goal. There’s no recipe to improve things. We just have to keep going and take the positives from the game.

“I thought that Darren Pratley and Neil Danns really drove the team forward in the midfield areas and Gary Madine has scored a great goal.

“We’ll keep going. Regardless of what is going on off the pitch, that isn’t affecting our performances. The players are solely focussed on getting us out of this position. Whatever happens off the pitch will happen.” 

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