Bolton Wanderers and Reading play out a goalless first half at the Macron Stadium in the Championship, with both sides looking to climb up the table with a victory.
Bolton Wanderers and Reading have played out a goalless first half as the sides battle to climb up the Championship table at the Macron Stadium this evening.
Wanderers centre-back David Wheater went close in the opening minutes when he headed wide from an inviting delivery produced by Barry Bannan from a corner.
Zach Clough appeared creative in the early stages and he carved out a neat through-ball for Liam Feeney, who saw his shot saved by Adam Federici in the centre of the Reading goal.
Reading's Jamie Mackie produced an important stop from Bolton stopper Ben Amos in the 21st minute, the striker driving a shot low towards the bottom right corner.
Mackie was almost in again for the away side just before the break, but he fired over from a tight angle after some enterprising play courtesy of Garath McCleary.
Bolton's Adam le Fondre registered his first important shot of the night on the stroke of half time, but Amos saved easily as the sides went into the interval on level terms.