FORMER Wanderer Neil Cox felt his Scunthorpe side paid Bolton’s current crop too much respect at Glanford Park on Tuesday night.

Peter Kioso scored the only goal of the game as Wanderers made it four straight victories in all competitions.

Cox hailed the attacking talent the Whites have at their disposal but was more concerned with his own side’s failings after their recent improvements.

He said: “Bolton are a good side – the front four are easily the best in this division – but I’m disappointed we lost the game, because we had opportunities to beat them.

“We’re in the same division as them but I thought we showed them a bit too much that they’re a big club and we’re not, which grinds me a bit.

“I thought it was quite an even game for the most part. We got in some good areas but our final pass in the last third was disappointing – we had to be better when we got the opportunity.

“Our one-on-one defending was really poor for the goal and whether it’s a lack of experience I’m not too sure, but we seem to be starting the second half of games poorly.

“We put a shift in, but now it’s about being brave to get across your man and take a cut if you need to.

“We just need a little bit more luck in front of goal.”