Bolton fans gave us a chance - Edgar

First published in Sport The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , chief football writer

DAVID Edgar admits Burnley failed to make the best of a changing Reebok atmosphere after he had opened the scoring on Saturday.

The Clarets defender headed home the afternoon’s first goal 10 minutes after half time, setting off a chorus of jeers around the stadium.

At that point it seemed Wanderers could allow the negativity to get on top of them – but substitutes Craig Davies and David Ngog came on to have the final say and leave Edgar wondering what might have been.

“We were on the front foot in the first half and in the beginning of the second half when we got the first goal you could see the whole atmosphere changing around the place with the crowd getting on their backs, and it is just disappointing the way we conceded,” he said.

“Once we got the goal we took our foot off the gas a bit and we should have taken advantage of their crowd turning on them and put a lot of pressure on them.

“But we stopped playing it out from the back and stopped playing our football that we played in the first half and the first 10 minutes of the second half.

“We have got to be mentally stronger to get on to the ball even when the crowd are going wild. We need that little bit of composure. We just lost that a little bit after we scored.”

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