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Keith Hill pleased with Bolton Wanderers’ draw against Accrington Stanley


Bolton Wanderers manager Keith Hill has appreciated the performance of his team during the 0-0 draw against Accrington Stanley at the weekend. The Trotters had gone into the game on a five-match losing run but they managed to put up a solid defensive display to claim their first clean sheet in nearly a month.

Speaking after the game, Hill expressed his delight over the performance saying: “I thought we played really well. We had plenty of attacking intent and kept a clean sheet, so I'm relatively pleased with the performance levels. What do we have to do to turn that draw into a win? We have to score our opportunities. We have to defend in the way we did today but we've created enough opportunities.I'm pleased with the commitment, the desire, their enthusiasm to go out there and play under a little bit of pressure, so I'm relatively pleased. They've gone through a lot of work in preparation for the opposition we've played against.”

The Trotters have been languishing at the bottom of the table since the beginning of the campaign where they were nearly ousted from the Football League due to financial concerns. They were able to preserve their League One status with a takeover prior to the deadline but that came with a price as they were deducted 12 points.

As a result, they find themselves 21 points behind safety at the moment and barring a miracle of sorts, they are destined to drop down to League Two next season. The season has been unsettled with the constant chopping and changing of players but things should get back to normal next term, considering they have a couple of months for planning this summer. Bolton are scheduled to face AFC Wimbledon on the road in Saturday’s league game. The reverse meeting at Bolton’s homeground ended in a 2-2 draw.