Norwich deserve the spoils

Bolton players not doing enough, says Charlie

Last updated: 17th September 2011  

Norwich deserve the spoils
There are a lot of players who are not doing enough for Bolton, I think Owen Coyle is going to have to kick a few backsides.

Charlie Nicholas
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Bolton 1-2 Norwich
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Charlie Nicholas was delighted with Norwich's attitude as they beat Bolton at the Reebok Stadium.

Anthony Pilkington was on target for Norwich as they took the lead away to Bolton with a tap-in from close range and then doubled their advantage before half-time when Bradley Johnson planted a firm header.

"I don't think Norwich have anything but a positive attitude," said Charlie Nicholas on Soccer Saturday.

"Their manager has got that Martin O' Neil type of positive nature. The thing that did surprise me was the lack of energy from Bolton, they just went to sleep. There are a lot of players who are not doing enough for Bolton, I think Owen Coyle is going to have to kick a few backsides."

"You expect guys like Gary Cahill and Zat Knight to make it awkward for Bolton but they were not really in the game and the the fans got frustrated."

Bolton's frustration over a miserable first half was exacerbated further when Ivan Klasnic saw red following an off-the-ball clash with Steve Morison.

"It was the old Glasgow kiss as we like to call it up North," explained Nicholas.

"Morison is a tough nut - he played at Millwall for goodness sake, all of a sudden he has has gone down a bit too softly for me and has not got a mark on him. Once you are down to ten men then there is no coming back from it."

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