Bolton Wanderers’ lack of quality in the final third was one of the most disappointing aspects to their 2-0 defeat at Blackburn Rovers according to assistant manager Steve Parkin.

The Whites had 13 shots on goal which included more than enough good opportunities to salvage at least a point from Ewood Park but some tame finishing left the club crashing to a 28th league defeat of the season in the Sky Bet Championship.

Speaking to The72 after the match, Wanderers assistant boss Parkin admitted that it had been a hugely frustrating afternoon for everyone involved with the club.

“The disappointing thing for us is that we haven’t scored today” said Parkin.

“We’ve probably had three or four really good opportunities.

“If we convert one of them, we put Blackburn under a little bit of pressure so it’s disappointing.”

Bolton Wanderers’ travelling fans made their feelings known to both manager Phil Parkinson and the players during the match with the club having already failed to mainitain their status as Sky Bet Championship outfit. Assistant boss Parkin believes that the players are still fighting despite the club’s relegation having been confirmed.

“The players have been really good to be fair to them” added Parkin.

“They’ve come in to training most days with a really good attitude, it’s personal pride for them.

“They want to get to the end of the season and play every game.”

Bolton Wanderers host Brentford in their final home game of the season on Saturday before finishing the season at Nottingham Forest.


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