Sheffield Wednesday's players were left "deflated" after squandering a one-goal lead against promotion rivals Bolton Wanderers. A close range strike from Victor Adeboyejo denied the League One leaders a sixth successive win.

Adeboyejo's 36th minute goal cancelled out Lee Gregory's early opener. Wanderers controlled the second half for long periods but lacked quality in the final third top open up the meanest defence in the division. The visitors, though, did have a big penalty shout turned away when Dion Charles appeared to be bundled over in the box by Aden Flint. Wednesday survived that scare and came close to grabbing a late winner themselves but Liam Palmer fired a shot just over the bar after being teed up by Fisayo Dele-Bashiru.

Speaking post-match to BBC Radio Sheffield, midfielder Will Vaulks said: "It's bit deflated in there (the changing room). At the moment, we are a little bit down. We have got used to winning games and possibly playing a little bit better than what we did tonight.

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"But I think when the dust settles and the 20 minutes we were in there (dressing room) for at the end, we realised that it was a good point and it keeps the unbeaten run going.

"You can't win every single game of football but it shows our mentality is to do that so when you fall slightly short and get a point, sometimes you can get a little bit deflated."

Vaulks believes the Owls had "the better chances and tested their goalkeeper a little bit more". "He [James Trafford, Bolton goalkeeper] made a good save early on in the first half and a good one in the second half," said the Wales international.

"But, to be fair, a draw was probably a fair result. They probably had the lion-share of possession. We will take it (the point) and move on to Tuesday. There are games coming every three to four days now so you haven't got time to dwell."


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