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In his own words: Phil Parkinson post-Chorley

8 July 2017

Read Phil Parkinson's post-match thoughts after Wanderers opened pre-season with a 3-2 victory over Chorley.

Trailing 2-0 at the break but with a man advantage, goals from third year scholars Harry Brockbank (2) and Ryan White saw the Whites turn the game on its head to win the Harold Taylor Memorial Trophy.
 
And speaking following the game, manager Phil Parkinson covered the following points…
 

On his side's performance…

It’s good to win, it was a good workout for us. Chorley are a team who did well last year, they were unlucky in the play-offs.

We started slowly on a sticky pitch but at this stage it is a lesson to be learnt.

We got caught cold a little bit but as the game progressed we got better and better and it was good to get the goals in the second period to win the game.

If we’d lost I’d have probably said it’s not about the result, it’s about the fitness hit today.

As we go along, we’ll want to put more structure into our play and we’ll look to progress that in Scotland.

On Harry Brockbank and Ryan White…

Harry Brockbank and Ryan White played well. Their body language showed that they both want to be on that coach to Scotland.

The Bolton fans will be asking who are those two young lads after today. They both played with a real belief and desire to get on the ball and play and that’s what we want.

You get limited opportunities in football and when you get them, you have to show people that you are ready to step up to the plate.

Both of those two couldn’t have done much more with two goals from Harry and one from Whitey.

On his new signings' first outings…

Will Buckley worked very hard. Since he’s been with us, his physical stats have been really good in training.

He’s got that modern day athleticism that you need and Mark Little linked up very well with him.

His game is all about getting up on the overlap and he’ll get fitter at doing that.

Stephen Darby is a little bit behind the others but he showed what he is all about today. He was strong and solid when he had to be. 

And finally, looking ahead to next week's training camp in Scotland…

We’re going to be on the road to Scotland tomorrow. We’re looking forward to getting up there, having a good base for a week and really progressing the team in the next seven days.


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