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Bolton boss Megson: Blackburn defeat cruel

Bolton failed to make it six home wins on the bounce as they crashed to a 2-1 defeat in the local derby with Blackburn.

The Wanderers continue to flirt with relegation after yet again failing to beat their near neighbours at home - the last time Gary Megson's team triumphed over Blackburn at the Reebok was in April 1998.

They failed to build on the lead given to them by Kevin Nolan with an impressive strike in the 43rd minute.

Goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen hesitated at David Bentley's corner and defender Christopher Samba headed the equaliser just after the break.

Blackburn always looked the likelier to score but had to wait until the 90th minute for substitute Jason Roberts deflected shot to clinch all three points.

Bolton remain out of the relegation places but only on goal difference.

"It was cruel the fact it happened as late as it did, but we'd ridden our luck. They were on top most of the second half," admitted Megson.

"We struggled to contain Jason Roberts, our organisation was poor, it was a bad goal to give away but the first one was even worse.

"I'd imagine that over the last 10 games, in the form guide of everyone at the bottom, we'd be top - today was a bad day but we've got to make sure it was a one-off."

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