Premiership friendly round-up
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Gary Speed featured for Bolton as they ran out 1-0 winners against Oldham.
Kevin Nolan scored the only goal of the game, to give Sam Allardyce's men the victory.
Norwich City ran out 3-1 winnners against Cambridge. Paul McVeigh grabbed an opener and Mathias Svensson a brace in the victory.
A largely inexperienced Middlesbrough side secured a 5-3 win over Bradford City.
The Bantams had originally postponed the fixture because of finances at Valley Parade, so Boro instead hosted the game behind closed doors at their Rockcliffe Park training complex.
Boro secured a comfortable victory with Brazilian Juninho grabbing the limelight with a hat-trick.
Szilard Nemeth opened the scoring to seal his sixth goal in four pre-season games.
Juninho headed home a Mark Wilson corner to make it 2-0 at half time, before adding his second just after the break.
Bradford pulled one back before Juninho sealed his treble ten minutes from time.
Jonathan Greening then made it 5-1 to Boro, who conceded two very late goals to make it 5-3.
Blackburn Rovers fielded a fairly strong looking side behind closed doors at Bury and emerged 4-3 victors.
Matt Jansen and Paul Gallagher were both given a run out - and the two forwards were both on the scoresheet for Rovers.
Youngster Jay McEveley and Vratislav Gresko also got on the scoresheet, in what Graeme Souness will see as a quality work out.
Southampton took on Elfsborg in Sweden and earned a 2-2 draw courtesy of a late leveller from Kevin Phillips.
James Beattie had scored the opener for The Saints, but two goals from their hosts put them behind until the closing stages.
Aston Villa were held to a 0-0 draw by Orgryte.
Middlesbrough's second friendly was also a triumph for the Teesside club - with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink grabbing a brace in a 4-1 win against Nottingham Forest.
With Ray Parlour making his first start, Hasselbaink was the hero with his first goals for his new club.
Hasselbaink latched onto a poor backpass to slot home, and Franck Queudrue doubled Boro's advantage.
Joseph-Desire Job bagged the third with virtually his first touch, and Hasselbaink claimed his second with a crisply taken drive.