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Pride Park Stadium (ATT 23,435) 11th March 2014 - Kick off 19:45

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Championship: Derby and Bolton share 0-0 draw at the iPro Stadium

Last Updated: 12/03/14 6:54am

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Conor Sammon: Went close late on for Derby

Conor Sammon: Went close late on for Derby

Derby and Bolton shared a 0-0 draw in their Sky Bet Championship clash at the iPro Stadium on Tuesday night.

Derby endured another frustrating night, failing to score for the third consecutive game as Bolton continued their climb up the table.

In a game of few clear chances, Derby were the more creative side but could not break down a well-organised Bolton defence - although substitute Conor Sammon could have won it in injury time but fired his shot at Adam Bogdan.

Bolton had won their last three games but it was Derby, without the injured Will Hughes in midfield, who started with greater purpose and Chris Martin had a low shot from the edge of the area saved by Bogdan in the 17th minute.

Martin, back in the side after a one-match ban, was foiled by the keeper again a minute later when Jeff Hendrick crossed from the right, though an offside flag had already been raised in any case.

Mark Davies got behind Derby on the left only to waste the cross and Andre Moritz had a shot from 20 yards which Lee Grant beat out after Bolton worked the ball neatly down the right.

Derby were close to scoring in the 37th minute when Simon Dawkins held the ball up inside the box and set up Jamie Ward for a shot from 15 yards which beat Bogdan but whistled inches wide of the right had post.

There was a moment of danger for Derby when Neil Danns turned cleverly and ran at the defence but his shot was too high.

Andre Wisdom was just off target with a low drive from the edge of the Bolton box in first-half stoppage time.

Derby's movement had been impressive and they buzzed around the Bolton area at the start of the second half, with Craig Bryson forcing Bogdan into a sprawling save in the 53rd minute after good link-up play with Dawkins.

Bolton broke quickly in the 63rd minute, with substitute Liam Trotter giving Lukas Jutkiewicz an opening on the right edge of the Derby area, but the striker's shot lacked the power to trouble Grant. Craig Forsyth was then only just off target with a 25-yard shot that Bogdan was relieved to see go over.

Danns brought a diving save from Grant in the 75th minute with an athletic volley from 20 yards but Derby were doing most of the attacking and substitute Conor Sammon headed wide when Johnny Russell crossed to the back post in the 83rd minute.

Russell headed over a minute later but Grant had to beat out a cross-shot from Jutkiewicz when Bolton broke dangerously in the 87th minute.

There was a good chance for Derby in stoppage time when a Bryson back-heel set up Sammon but he shot straight at Bogdan and the game finished scoreless.

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Sky Bet Championship

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Leicester City 44 96
2 Burnley 44 89
3 Derby County 44 81
4 Queens Park Rangers 44 76
5 Wigan Athletic 43 70
6 Reading 44 67
7 Brighton and Hove Albion 44 66
8 Nottingham Forest 44 65
9 Ipswich Town 44 65
10 Blackburn Rovers 44 64
11 Bournemouth 44 63
12 Watford 43 60
13 Middlesbrough 44 58
14 Bolton Wanderers 44 55
15 Sheffield Wednesday 44 53
16 Leeds United 44 53
17 Huddersfield Town 44 50
18 Charlton Athletic 43 45
19 Doncaster Rovers 44 44
20 Millwall 44 44
21 Birmingham City 43 43
22 Blackpool 44 43
23 Barnsley 44 39
24 Yeovil Town 44 37

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