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Derby County 0-0 Bolton Wanderers

Steve McClaren

Promotion-chasing Derby County dropped two points at home to Bolton as they failed to score for the third consecutive Championship match.

Steve McClaren's Rams are in third place, seven points behind Burnley, who are in the second automatic promotion spot.

Derby substitute Conor Sammon had a shot saved by goalkeeper Adam Bogdan in injury time.

Bolton are now 11 points clear of the relegation zone.

Dougie Freedman's Bolton had won their previous three matches having been threatened by the drop for a lot of the campaign.

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Post-match: Derby boss McClaren

In a game of few clear chances, Derby were the more creative side but could not break down a well-organised Bolton defence.

Derby's Chris Martin had a low shot from the edge of the area saved by Bogdan before Andre Moritz's shot was saved for the visitors.

Neil Danns's volley brought a diving save from Rams keeper Lee Grant after the break before Sammon shot straight at Bogdan in injury time.

Derby manager Steve McClaren:

"It was a great performance, we dominated from start to finish and there was great determination from the players against a Bolton side that had scored 11 goals in their last three games.

"We played great football and switched the play, got crosses in and played very well. I couldn't fault it. I was just sat there waiting for the goal to go in, but at the moment it's not going for us.

"A few weeks ago we were winning games in the last minute but it will turn, we have players who can score and I'm pleased with the attitude of the players. We deserved to win the game."

Bolton manager Dougie Freedman:

"It's a very good point for us because Derby are fighting for promotion.

"We showed a resilience in our defending and I'm very proud of that point because it was one we would not have got earlier in the season.

"It was a fantastic display by Derby and they are probably disappointed they didn't win, but you can't fault our effort or commitment."

Line-ups

Derby

  • 1Grant
  • 33Wisdom
  • 3Forsyth
  • 14EustaceSubstituted forBamfordat 74'minutes
  • 6Keogh
  • 25Buxton
  • 4Bryson
  • 8Hendrick
  • 9Martin
  • 10WardSubstituted forSammonat 79'minutes
  • 32DawkinsSubstituted forRussellat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Russell
  • 12Naylor
  • 18Sammon
  • 26Legzdins
  • 27Whitbread
  • 34Thorne
  • 35Bamford

Bolton

  • 1Bogdan
  • 3Hutton
  • 15Baptiste
  • 44KamaraBooked at 83mins
  • 12Knight
  • 5Ream
  • 18Danns
  • 6SpearingBooked at 88mins
  • 29JutkiewiczSubstituted forWheaterat 90'minutes
  • 14MoritzSubstituted forTrotterat 53'minutes
  • 16DaviesSubstituted forLeeat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Hall
  • 17Trotter
  • 25Vela
  • 26Mason
  • 27Lee
  • 31Wheater
  • 37Lee-Barrett
Referee:
Graham Scott
Attendance:
23,435

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home18
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Derby County 0, Bolton Wanderers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Derby County 0, Bolton Wanderers 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Conor Sammon (Derby County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Craig Bryson.

  4. Post update

    Chris Martin (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers).

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lee Chung-Yong.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. David Wheater replaces Lukas Jutkiewicz.

  8. Booking

    Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

    Patrick Bamford (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Johnny Russell (Derby County) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Andre Wisdom with a cross.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Conor Sammon (Derby County) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Johnny Russell with a cross.

  13. Booking

    Medo (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Chris Martin (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Medo (Bolton Wanderers).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Derby County. Johnny Russell replaces Simon Dawkins.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Patrick Bamford (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Craig Bryson.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Simon Dawkins (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Craig Bryson.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Derby County. Conor Sammon replaces Jamie Ward.

  20. Post update

    Craig Bryson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leicester34245565323377
2Burnley341912354272769
3Derby35188960431762
4QPR34179840281260
5Nottm Forest351414755411456
6Reading3515101056411555
7Brighton34141193728953
8Wigan321571041301152
9Ipswich351312104539651
10Blackburn331210113941-246
11Watford341112114941845
12Middlesbrough351014114438644
13Leeds34128144749-244
14Huddersfield34127154546-143
15Bournemouth33119134351-842
16Bolton35913134650-440
17Sheff Wed33912123940-139
18Blackpool35911153049-1938
19Birmingham3499163944-536
20Doncaster3599173254-2236
21Millwall35710183262-3031
22Yeovil3478193049-1929
23Barnsley34611173159-2829
24Charlton3069152441-1727
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