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Immediate Reaction: Rotherham United 1-1 Bolton Wanderers

Wanderers rescue a point at the New York Stadium

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Striker Christian Doidge scored a late equaliser to rescue a point for Bolton Wanderers against Rotherham United at the New York Stadium.

Phil Parkinson opted to make five changes to the side that lost to Blackburn Rovers before the international break.

In came the likes of Lloyd Dyer and Clayton Donaldson, as Wanderers started with a 3-5-2 formation.

The first half was fairly contested & really burst into life in the second half.

Wanderers were awarded a penalty just after the interval. Josh Magennis stepped up to take it, but was denied superbly by Rotherham goalkeeper Marek Rodák.

Bolton were made to pay for missing the huge opportunity ten minutes later.

Will Vaulks’ free kick was perfectly placed into the corner of the goal to hand Rotherham the lead.

It looked as if that goal was going to be enough to end Rotherham’s five game winless run at home, but luckily for Wanderers, it wasn’t.

A long punt up the pitch was controlled by Donaldson towards substitute Christian Doidge, who finished superbly past Rodak to rescue a point for Wanderers.

All things considered, a decent point, especially after going a goal down. It was important to stop the run of defeats.

Wanderers are 18th in the table, with a home game against big spenders Nottingham Forest coming up on Wednesday.

Hopefully Bolton can get back to winning ways then.