Bolton Wanderers manager Phil Parkinson admitted that he came away from his side’s 1-1 draw with Millwall at The New Den with mixed feelings.
The Trotters took an early lead through a Mark Beevers header and looked comfortable until Jiri Skalak rattled in an 83rd-minute equaliser.
The point was Wanderers’ first in five matches while they scored their first goal since mid-October. After the match, manager Parkinson admitted that he was both pleased and disappointed with the result.
“It’s mixed feelings really” said the Wanderers boss when speaking to The72. “I’m very pleased with the way we played.
“We’ve not had the greatest points return in recent weeks but I thought the lads played very, very well today.
“Before we scored we should have had a penalty, you’ve got to see it to believe it how we didn’t get a penalty.
“Their keeper then makes the finest save which you’re ever likely to see then finally we get a goal.
“We couldn’t get that second goal but credit to Millwall they kept going and kept putting the ball in the box and eventually the lad has fired a shot into the corner of the goal.
“We would have loved to have taken all three points but in terms of the way we played, I’ve got to be very pleased.
Bolton Wanderers arrived at The New Den under severe pressure after a long winless run but their manager believes that his side are coping well with that pressure.
Parkinson added “In recent games, we’ve actually played well without getting the results.
“Sometimes, when that happens it can knock confidence and players can start feeling sorry for themselves.
“You didn’t see any of that today and that’s why I am so pleased.
“It’s something for us to build on ahead of the game on Tuesday at Sheffield Wednesday.”
Bolton Wanderers have moved up one place to 22nd position in the Sky Bet Championship table with their point collected in South London.