DEAN Moxey doesn’t believe that Owen Garvan will dwell on the disappointment of his missed penalty at Molineux.

With regular taker Craig Davies off the pitch, new loan signing Garvan was a surprise candidate to grab the ball after Jermaine Beckford had been tripped by Danny Batth.

The Irishman had scored penalties on five occasions for Crystal Palace but had only arrived on loan from Selhurst Park 10 days earlier.

Moxey revealed that Joe Mason – who had scored a hat-trick against Rotherham United in midweek – had also volunteered to get his side back on level terms from the spot.

But after seeing Garvan’s penalty saved by Wolves keeper Carl Ikeme, the defender has tipped his team-mate to bounce back quickly.

“I have known ‘Garvs’ for years and he will take that in his stride,” he told The Bolton News. “He is disappointed but he had the confidence to pick the ball up in a new club.

“Joe – getting the hat-trick in midweek – wanted it as well but Garvs showed some bottle to stand up.

“Unfortunately he missed and the re-bound went straight back to the keeper. I know Garvs, he will move from that straight away.”

Dougie Freedman had left it down to his players to decide who took the penalty – but the Wanderers boss refused to lay the blame solely at Garvan’s door. “My philosophy is that it should be whoever feels confident at that particular time,” he said. “I don’t like nominating a particular penalty taker.

“I don’t like to think that if you have a penalty taker in the building that it’s solely his responsibility.

“Owen Garvan showed a lot of responsibility taking it, running to get the ball, it was a poor penalty, but he showed the confidence to get there.”

Moxey is sure that if Wanderers continue to play with the same philosophy they showed at Wolves, that result will correct themselves eventually.

“The gaffer has just said there are only so many times he can tell us we were unlucky before we turn it around,” he said. “We are playing some good football but we are not taking our chances.

“Hopefully the fans can see we are trying to play some good football, play the ball through midfield and get it into the strikers’ feet.

“If the fans see the way we are trying to play hopefully they will stick with us.”