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Ex-Blackpool and QPR boss sends ‘credit’ message after Bolton Wanderers win over Oxford United

Former Blackpool boss Ian Holloway thinks Ian Evatt and Karl Robinson deserve credit for the exploits of their sides Bolton Wanderers and Oxford United in the League One encounter.

Wanderers fell behind early on at Kassam Stadium due to Billy Bodin’s superb free-kick, but Declan John equalized immediately after as Bolton equalized.

Bodin struck again for a second time later in the first, but Marlon Fossey leveled Wanderers again for the second time in the game after half-time.

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The game appeared to be heading towards splitting the spoils but Amadou Bakayoko struck before full time to give Wanderers all three points for a huge win over the U’s as Bolton went seven games unbeaten and are currently eight points behind. dams. .

Speaking as an expert on the EFL highlights show on Quest, Holloway believes his former centre-back from his time at Bloomfield Road Evatt and Robinson deserve credit for the goals scored for their teams during the encounter and thinks all were “great” strikes as he booked it. Special praise for former Bristol Rovers striker Bodin and his second goal in particular.

He said: “Can we give the two managers trying to score more credit than the opposition.

“All the goals were great but Billy Bodin, an ex-Gashead, I tried to sign him when I was at QPR. He kicks him a kipper and bends him in the bottom corner, nice player.”

Fellow pundit Ali Maxwell believes Wanderers caused the U’s countless problems in the Kassam Stadium clash with wingers John and Fossey, who were both on the scoresheet.

He said: “The Bolton bandwagon continues and many people are joining it. I was there at the start, six wins in their last seven games, they were brilliant today.

“They exposed Oxford who pushed their full-backs very, very high, Bolton full-backs made the most of that space behind. Their mobile attacking players turned behind, ran into that space and they caused so much trouble problems at Oxford.

“Last season they won 16 of their last 22 Ligue 2 games to steal from the bottom half to the automatic promotion places. We’ve seen them do that before, the confidence and quality they have under Ian Evatt.