Date: 18th March 2015 at 7:51pm
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Manager Neil Lennon was left ruing the chances that Bolton missed in last night’s unsuccessful trip to Portman Road to face Ipswich Town.

Hear Lennon Speak Following The Ipswich Loss (click here)

Returning to Bolton with a narrow one nil loss, Lennon’s main gripe was that we wasted a number of good and clear cut opportunities to get on the scoresheet a good few times – particularly in the first half of the game, but having wasted those a scruffy effort from them with just over ten minutes remaining in the game proved to be enough to give them all three points.

Speaking to the Official Site following the match, Lennon admitted the game itself was a pretty good summation of the season we had suffered, especially away from home.

‘It`s endemic of our away form this season. We can`t afford to be missing guilt edged chances like we have done this evening. Ipswich are a good side at home and the game was in the balance in the second half. We shouldn`t have allowed the game to get to that stage. We should have been home and hosed by half time. Even late on we had a great chance at the far post to equalise, but we`ve missed it.’

The gaffer goes on to say that very little in football surprises him any more given his years as a player and now manager, but again at full time he was left stood there ‘scratching’ his head as to how we didn’t at least come out of the game with a point to show for our efforts – let alone all three given the chances we fashioned.

‘Generally speaking, our performance was very good. In Rochinha we had the best player on the pitch. If he sticks the chance he has in the net in the first half we`re talking about one of the goals of the season. We had a very young team out tonight and once again our youngsters acquitted themselves very well. The performances have been good, but once again we`ve come away from a game with nothing.’

With notable omissions from the starting line up, Paddy McCarthy and Emile Heskeym but a return for Barry Bannan, Lennon went on to explain that he took the opportunity to rest a few players and shake things up given how the games were coming again now but he had planned on playing Le Fondre but he had been carrying an illness and late on it wasn’t right for him to even be on the bench, so that was a blow to the plans and preparation.

Especially as he felt Ipswich were his sort of opposition and he’d have had some joy and fun on the evening, but it wasn’t to be.

In other coverage of his after match comments, some of the media have him building on his comments about the game being ‘endemic’ of our season by adding the lines.

“The league table doesn’t lie but a club like this shouldn’t be where it is. Some of the senior players have a weak mentality but I can’t do anything about that until the end of the season when we will still be hopefully in the Championship.”

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