Wanderers defender Jack Hobbs headed home a 92nd minute equaliser last night to earn Bolton a point against fellow relegation strugglers, Reading.

The big centre-half was on hand to nod home Sammy Ameobi’s cross in the dying seconds of the game.

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Speaking to the club’s website about his goal, Hobbs said: “I’m delighted to have got one, especially for Bolton. It was important, but we’ve got to build on it now.”

Hobbs’ goal could be crucial come the end of the season if Bolton want to remain in the Championship.

A fact not lost on the defender who continues to say: “When we were 1-0 down it was important that we didn’t lose.

“If we had done, we’d have given ourselves a lot to do, but thankfully we got the point and now we move onto Sheffield United on Saturday.”

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Falling to a defeat against Reading would have left the Royals four points ahead of Bolton in the relegation scrap.

That is something Bolton could not afford if they want to be playing Championship football next year.

After trailing to a controversial penalty, Wanderers dug deep and showed good character to come back.

Hobbs’ goal also strengthens his claim to the centre-back position where he’s played on and off this season.

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With Mark Beevers and David Wheater lacking consistency this year, Hobbs could be a vital asset to the team.

Will manager Phil Parkinson keep his goal-scoring defender in the team for the weekend trip to face Sheffield United though?

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