NEIL Lennon is seriously considering making significant changes to his squad this summer after watching another injury time nightmare.

The Wanderers boss revealed he has made contract offers for Matt Mills, Adam Bogdan and Darren Pratley this week but other players appear to be treading on very thin ice after Gary Hooper’s 92nd minute winner on Saturday.

After turning a corner in Monday’s win against Cardiff City, Whites fans were left with that familiar sinking feeling as they trudged away from the Macron Stadium in the early hours of Saturday evening.

Asked if there was an air of accountability in the dressing room, the furious boss did not mince his words.

“I look for answers but I don’t get them – they can’t look me in the eye,” he told The Bolton News. “It’s not good enough. I need to change it and I will.

“I need to get players who can defend for 93, 94, 95 minutes. But up until then we were excellent.

“I wouldn’t have minded it if was some type of wonder goal but it’s as sloppy a goal as you’ll see all season. They shouldn’t be playing through us like that.

“Our goal was top quality – it was a great ball and a brilliant finish.

“For all the good things I saw out there, I have to be on top of them, I have to be more demanding.

“Our collective conviction needs to get better and if players here can’t do it, then I need to find people that will.”

On the contracts already offered, Lennon hoped for a speedy conclusion to talks with Bogdan, Mills and Pratley before moving on to veterans Eidur Gudjohnsen and Emile Heskey.

“The ball is in their court now, we’ve made them good offers. There will be a bit of to and fro now but I need to make changes. It’s costing us.

“I don’t want to stand here in front of you guys and have the same conversation every two weeks.”

Lennon has been criticised in some quarters for ‘going on the defensive’ in the last 15 minutes but the manager made no apologies for the tactical changes he made.

“We have brought players on just for some fresh legs, because a few looked tired,” he said. “Even that annoys me because they shouldn’t be tired, well maybe you could exclude Eidur and Emile from that.

“At 1-1 it would have been four or five unbeaten but again it’s just sloppiness.

“I don’t think we passed the ball anywhere near enough in the first half but that improved and we moved to four at the back just to see the game out.

“Sometimes it works, like it did at Cardiff last week, and sometimes it doesn’t – but you can talk about formations and tactics all you want, it comes down to players whether you get a result or not.”

Tom Walker was the stand-out performer for Wanderers in the first half but Lennon was less than impressed that the wing-back’s input deteriorated as the game went on.

The 19-year-old was substituted 10 minutes before the end of the game but Lennon was disappointed with his performance in the last third of the match.

“He played well but I’m not happy that he’s blowing up after 60 minutes,” he said. “I’m sick of watching him fade with half an hour to go.

“That might be a youth thing. I’m delighted with his talent, and with the quality of his play, some of it is very good but he needs to finish games better.”

At the other end of the age scale, Emile Heskey was one of Wanderers’ better performers on the day, drawing praise from his manager.

“I just wish he was five years younger,” he said. “Emile was outstanding again for us up there and he’s setting a real example to the other players.”