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3 things we learned from Bolton’s 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest

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Stephen Dobbie scored Bolton Wanderers’ first goal of the season to earn them a last-gasp point against Nottingham Forest at the Macron Stadium.

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Bolton earned a late point against Forest at the Macron Stadium

Here are three things we learned from Saturday’s match.

1. Gary Madine is low on confidence

Bolton had not scored since April 18 coming into this game, so you can understand them not bursting with confidence in front of goal.

They were handed a perfect opportunity to put that right when Zac Clough was awarded a penalty.

Madine stepped up, but looked so hesitant when he approached the spot.

It then looked more like he just wanted to get rid of the ball rather than strike it with purpose, and Dorus De Vries made a fairly comfortable save at a nice height.

With goals hard to come by at the moment, Madine needs to step up to the plate for Neil Lennon.

2. Bolton have spirit

The Trotters came into the game without a goal and on a run of three defeats in their four matches so far.

Therefore, they could have been forgiven for letting their heads drop after conceding nine minutes from time.

However, Lennon’s men picked themselves up and you could feel the relief around the stadium when Dobbie levelled with a sweet strike deep into stoppage time.

They need to build on this now and propel themselves up the table.

3. Forest need to put a run together

Last season, Forest came flying out of the blocks under Stuart Pearce before slowly fading as the campaign wore on.

The fans will have expected and hoped for an equally strong start to 2015/16, but it has not happened so far and the late equaliser compiled further disappointment.

They need a reason to be excited and it is down to Dougie Freedman to make something click within the squad now and get them to mount a decent push for promotion.

Bolton and Forest fans… What do you think? What does this result mean? Was it a fair one? How will this affect your team? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!


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