Neil’s not impressed by weak Wanderers
NEIL Lennon has called on his Bolton players to be both physically and mentally stronger if they are to overturn their poor start to the season.
Wanderers have won just six of their 30 league games in 2015 and one in eight this campaign, and were undone by a terrible second-half performance after taking a third-minute lead.
The impressive Emyr Huws scored two while Mustapha Carayol and Joel Lynch put the icing on the cake for Huddersfield.
Lennon said: “I’m disappointed to say the least. We played pretty well first half but were too passive in the second half.
“We’ve felt for a while that we’ve been a little bit lightweight and that really showed up.
“I can’t keep relying on our defence to keep teams out: we have to do better in the final third as well.
“Once the second goal goes in, the psychology of the game changed, and we didn’t handle it anywhere near well enough.
“We didn’t ride out any sort of pressure and the goals were far too easy for my liking.”
Bolton displayed all their best football in the first 180 seconds as Liam Feeney gave them the lead off Wellington Silva’s pass.
Huws put the Terriers level on the stroke of halftime, finding the bottom corner at the end of a well-worked corner routine.
Carayol, who like Huws was making his full home debut for Town, struck from 20 yards to set the tone early in the second half.
The Middlesbrough loanee then turned creator on 74 minutes, beating right back Lawrie Wilson and crossing for Huws to convert his third goal in two starts.
Wilson was embarrassed again nine minutes later as Huddersfield defender Lynch dispossessed him inside the Trotters box before rifling past Ben Amos.
Derik Osede’s dismissal for a second yellow in the 89th minute wrapped up a bad day for Bolton but the result made it two victories in a row for a Huddersfield side that didn’t win any of their first six. And manager Chris Powell said: “I gave them a good old-fashioned half-time manager’s rant, which they needed.
“We didn’t play with tempo and had a poor start.
“They’d got themselves going a little bit but not enough for me or our fans.
“I was pleased with the set play goal – we’ve worked on that – but it didn’t change my mind set for what I was going to do at half-time.
“The response from every single player who went out or came on in the second half was absolutely magnificent.”
STAR MAN EMYR HUWS Hudde