Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Blackpool 0.
Bolton kept up their good run of form with victory over Blackpool thanks to David Wheater's first-half header.
Wheater headed home Jay Spearing's corner after 15 minutes, and it was enough to make it one defeat in eight matches for Dougie Freedman's side.
Bolton survived when Zat Knight headed against his own post, and Blackpool loan signing Robert Earnshaw could not rescue the visitors on his debut.
The Tangerines have now lost 11 of their last 12 matches away from home.
Andy Halliday, Elliot Grandin and Gary Mackenzie all had chances to level for Blackpool, before Bolton substitute Jermaine Beckford went close and the momentum shifted back to the home side.
Bolton manager Dougie Freedman:
"I never felt we were in any relegation trouble and I also felt that we had enough to win games of football.
"We just need to play consistently at a level where we win games. In the last 11 games we've played very well but we just need to consistently pick up results.
"I've said to the lads that they've got to keep on playing. There's a lot to play for within the club."
Blackpool boss Barry Ferguson:
"Do I feel safe with us being nine points above the drop zone? No I do not feel that we are comfortable at all.
"It should have been 12 points above the drop zone because I thought we were the better team, but it's not.
"We'll just move on to Saturday and we'll be ready for QPR. But I still feel we are no way near safety yet."
- 26MasonSubstituted forBeckfordat 68'minutes
- 29JutkiewiczSubstituted forMoritzat 82'minutes
- 16DaviesSubstituted forLeeat 61'minutes
- 40FoleySubstituted forBarkhuizenat 79'minutes
- 19FullerSubstituted forKeoghat 76'minutes
- 39GrandinSubstituted forEarnshawat 70'minutes
- Mark Clattenburg
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Blackpool 0.
Andrew Halliday (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers).
Attempt saved. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by André Moritz with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Craig Cathcart.
Attempt blocked. André Moritz (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jermaine Beckford.
Attempt missed. André Moritz (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lee Chung-Yong.
Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Gary Mackenzie.
Attempt missed. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.
Attempt saved. Zat Knight (Bolton Wanderers) header from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by André Moritz with a cross.
Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. André Moritz replaces Lukas Jutkiewicz.
Foul by Chris Basham (Blackpool).
Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Substitution, Blackpool. Tom Barkhuizen replaces Kevin Foley.
Attempt missed. Andrew Halliday (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Andrew Keogh.
Attempt saved. Robert Earnshaw (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andrew Halliday.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Substitution, Blackpool. Andrew Keogh replaces Ricardo Fuller because of an injury.