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Reading come from behind to claim draw at Bolton
READING manager Nigel Adkins felt his side could have taken all three points from their tricky trip to Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.
The hosts took an early lead through Darren Pratley but Reading levelled from the penalty spot early in the second half and only a string of fine saves from Bolton goalkeeper Adam Bogdan denied them a winning goal.
Adkins said: “I thought we could have won the game. We've come away from home to what will be difficult place for any team to come to this season, and we were strong, fit and created a lot of opportunities.
“We had a goal threat throughout the team, which is a big positive for us. Their 'keeper had to make some really good saves and we were the team on the front foot for long periods of the match.”
Things did not look good for Reading early on, especially when Darren Pratley gave his side the lead on 14 minutes, heading home Marc Tierney's excellent cross from the left.
The situation almost got worse for the visitors but Alex McCarthy denied David Ngog with a decent save, while Royals fans were relieved to see Mohamed Kamara's stunning strike come back off the post.
Having been on the back foot for much of the first half, Reading improved after the break and levelled the match on 51 minutes, Nick Blackman scoring from the penalty spot after David Wheater was penalised for handball.
After that, the visitors pushed for a winner, but Bogdan saved well from Garath McCleary, Alex Pearce and Adam Le Fondre to earn his side a point.
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