on a hard-earned point…
I think defensively we gave them a couple of goals - I'm disappointed with a couple of individual performances. But there was a good team spirit tonight, and offensively we looked really dangerous. But you have to do your job when you play.

on a strong Bolton side…
These are the games they have got to play in, and these are the kinds of games they have to play well in against good players.

on another useful trip up north…
They're always good. We come up early in the morning, came here last year and put on a good victory. It's always great coming up here for games like this, and it's a good move forward for the league I think.

on the Carling Cup next week…
A lot of that depends on the manager. He'll discuss what he wants to do, speak to some of the players and make his mind up after the game tonight and obviously the one on Saturday.

on having some first-team players available to him…
I think they all did OK. It was a good run-out for them, which is what it's all about. They're all young as well when you look at them, and it was a good game for them tonight as well.

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