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Immediate Reaction: Nottingham Forest 3-2 Bolton Wanderers

Wanderers miss chances to win, end up losing

Nottingham Forest v Bolton Wanderers - Sky Bet Championship Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Bolton Wanderers extend their long wait without a Championship away win to 36 games, after losing 3-2 to Nottingham Forest at The City Ground.

Forest were ahead early in the third minute when Tyler Walker’s cross was finished by Barry McKay.

Bolton then were on top for the rest of the first half and were rewarded right at the end of the half. Sammy Ameobi found Josh Vela, whose cross was headed home by Will Buckley. 1-1 at half time and nothing less than they deserved.

Wanderers continued to dominate in the second half and missed a couple of glorious chances to take the lead. Firstly, Gary Madine headed wide from a corner when he should have scored.

Then, Josh Vela missed from four yards out with a header that he should have scored. Minutes later, Forest took the lead through Joe Worrall. Typical.

The introductions of Adam Armstrong, Craig Noone and Aaron Wilbraham weren’t enough to help Wanderers, who found themselves 3-1 down in the 89th. Ben Brereton with the goal.

Joe Worrall did score an own goal deep into stoppage time, but it was too little too late for Wanderers.

Sidenote, former Wanderer Zach Clough was an unused substitute for the fifth game running.

Forest have now gone 28 games without a draw in the league.

Let’s hope those missed chances don’t come back to bite us later on in the season.

Thankfully, Birmingham City and Burton Albion both lost to Fulham FC and Preston North End respectively, so Wanderers stay out of the relegation places in 21st place.

Massive game next week against Burton Albion.