PHIL Parkinson is finding it tough to fathom Wanderers’ hard luck with officials.

The Bolton boss declared himself “livid” with ref Scott Duncan after watching his team beaten 3-2 by Championship leaders Norwich City on Saturday.

At the heart of Parkinson’s fury was a second-half penalty claim by Sammy Ameobi – later sent-off for a second bookable offence – for a push by home defender Jamal Lewis.

Penalty incidents in games against Millwall, Sheffield Wednesday and Wigan Athletic have also got Parkinson’s back up in recent weeks, prompting him to seek advice from referee’s chief David Allison.

And after being told he had legitimate cause for complaint, his mood was not improved by Teemu Pukki’s late winner at Carrow Road.

“I got feedback from the video I sent,” Parkinson told The Bolton News. “Dave Allison said the Millwall one (involving Will Buckley) was a straight red card but happened outside the box.

“He showed the video to a group of ref’s at St George’s Park and in their opinion at Sheffield Wednesday it was a penalty because the defender got the ball but then his legs took Yanic (Wildschut) away.

“He said Jack Hobbs’s one (against Wigan) was definitely not a penalty. He was very critical of the ref and the linesman for that. But equally, he said the handball (involving Mark Beevers and Sam Morsy) was a 50-50 and split the room when he asked them because of the proximity of the handball.”

Parkinson said he had been proud of his side’s performance at Norwich, coming in a week where delayed wages and financial issues had been at the fore.

But he struggled to shake the feeling of frustration with Northumberland official Duncan.

“I am absolutely livid with him,” he told The Bolton News. “It is difficult to accept. And when you talk about the officials a lot people think ‘oh, here he goes moaning again’ but I am fuming with him.

“I have seen the penalty incident back and he’s very close to it. The linesman has an even better view. Between the two of them they should clearly see that Sammy has been pushed.”