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‘Embarrassing’ – Bolton midfielder speaks out following heavy defeat to Accrington Stanley

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Bolton Wanderers suffered a real blow to their survival chances at the weekend, as they were thrashed 7-1 by Accrington Stanley. 

Keith Hill’s side took the lead on the day through Daryl Murphy, but Josh Earl’s sending off in the first-half proved to be the turning point, as the home side made their man advantage count.

In an interview with The Bolton News, Liam Bridcutt apologised to the travelling supporters on the day, and labelled it as one of the most embarrassing moments of his playing career to date.

“I want to say a massive sorry to the fans, the club and the manager. That was probably one of the most embarrassing points of my career.

“You can’t forget them. You need to have that in the back of your mind going into every game now. If you don’t do it right, that is what will happen.”

The on-loan Nottingham Forest midfielder went on to admit that his team-mates need to learn from this thrashing and stick together.

The 30-year-old also claimed that his side had let Keith Hill down, and accepted responsibility for the defeat on the day.

“There are points in your career where you’ll always remember, and as a professional you always remember the bad ones over the good. That was a disaster from start to finish.

“It’s time to have a look at ourselves individually, as a team, and we need to stay together. We let the fans down, we let the club down and most of all let the manager down.”

Bolton have got over a week to prepare for their next game, as they take on Accrington Stanley once again, but this time in the EFL Trophy on 3rd December.

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The Verdict: 

They were extremely poor on the day.

Bolton started the game brightly, but after the red card, they completely crumbled which will be concerning for Keith Hill heading into the festive period which could make or break their league campaign.

They need to show that they are tough to beat and if they don’t do that, then they won’t stand a chance at retaining their status as a League One club.


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