Liam Palmer echoed the view of Stuart Gray that the team’s poor start to the game effectively decided the destiny of the points.
Wednesday conceded two first half goals to Bolton, who ultimately held out for the win having seen their advantage halved by a Chris Maguire penalty.
And Palmer said: “It was a disappointing result today and we weren’t good enough in the first half.
“The second half was a bit better but we had too much to do trying to get those two goals back.
“We rely on a good start and we just didn’t have that in the first ten to 15 minutes.
“We can’t wait until we are two goals down before we start playing.
“We got back into it with the penalty and then had three good chance to get that equaliser – the Stevie May one doesn’t look like it’s offside after watching it back.
“Lewis Baker nearly got one and so did Claude but it wasn’t to be.”