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Bolton boss reacts to Villa defeat

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Bolton Wanderers manager Phil Parkinson has been talking about his team’s 2-0 loss to Aston Villa in the Sky Bet Championship on Friday.

On his assessment of the game, Parkinson told the club’s official website, saying:

“I thought we had more than enough chances to get something from the game.”

“I think everybody who has watched it can see that. When we have periods of pressure, like we have done of late, we have to take those opportunities.”

“We’ve come to Villa Park, which is a difficult place to come to, I thought we created more than enough to get something from the game. It was so close, the width of the post or someone sliding in half a yard quicker to get a goal.”

“The keeper made a great save from Nooney in the second half. Obviously, we are disappointed with conceding that early goal and we know we’ve done that a lot recently.”

“Was it a lack of concentration or a good piece of play from Abraham, to put Grealish in, who we know is a top-class player.”

“I still feel we could have been more switched on in that situation.”

“The second goal, how the referee can give a free kick for Joe Williams’ tackle, I honestly don’t know.”

“However, I do feel we need to defend it better. We know they are good at set plays and have a very good delivery. We need to back stick better than we did.”

“It was a performance that typified us recently, where we have had so much good play in the game and we need to capitalise on those big moments.”