Date: 12th March 2015 at 11:30am
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Manager Neil Lennon has demanded that Bolton stop conceding late goals in games after a case of deja vu gave Blackburn Rovers their winner last night.

Striker Jordan Rhodes netted an injury time winner to deny us a share of the spoils on the evening, and it left Lennon a very frustrated man again as he knows it’s not the first time this has happened to us.

Watch Lennon & McCarthy Respond To The Game (Click Here)

Speaking to the Official Site following the match, Lennon focused on our inability to keep clean sheets this season following on from similar late goals conceded against Watford, Reading and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

‘We`re not happy with the performance. We`re conceding late goals far too often, so you can`t really put it down to luck. I don`t know where it is coming from. Whether it is when we see the added time go up on the fourth official`s board we drop off a little, I don`t know.’

Lennon goes on to say that in his mind we had been defending well all game long, until we got to that final 30 second period and it all just seemed to go to pot again for us.

‘We`ve defended really well all game and with 30 seconds to go, we`ve got to see the game out. We concede, and as a manager it is very frustrating. It`s happening far too often for our liking. If we had been able to see games out we`d be sitting comfortable in mid-table.’

Listen To Lennon’s BBC Interview (Click Here)

‘We had a couple of chances, particularly in the second half, but their goalkeeper has made some good saves. He actually won man of the match, and certainly says a lot. Our home form is fantastic, but our away form is unacceptable right now. We set our team out to be a bit more physical and hard to beat and it worked for all but 30 seconds.’

The gaffer goes on to say that he feels there are positives from the game but they are overshadowed once more by late sloppy defending so as he was giving these interviews he had to admit the positives didn’t really count for much in the moment, but they would be taken when the players returned to training as would our errors again because we have to stamp them out.

One of those positives was the performances of the loanees, although he admitted that leaving out Barry Bannan – as he can only play five loan players – was a difficult decision given his performances lately and he had particular praise for McCarthy on his debut because he knows he should only get better with game time.

‘As a manager you`re always looking over your shoulder. We now must go and win the game on Saturday against Millwall.’

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