The Bluebirds boss expressed his delight has both Craig Noone and Fraizer Campbell came off the bench at the Reebok Stadium to combine for the winning goal
The Norwegian was pleased with the way his side held off the Championship side as substitute Frazier Campbell made an immediate impact in netting the winner.
"It was a great finish by Frazier after another great run by [Craig] Noone. It was probably our best move of the day after we won it back, so I was very happy with that one.
"I thought half-time was the right time to bring them [Campbell and Noone] on. I though Frazier would be able to run down the channels and I thought we needed a change.
"In the first half we did well in terms of possession but we didn't have many shots on goal. We didn't really threaten them in behind so something had to happen."
Bolton boss, Dougie Freedman, meanwhile praised his side's performance as they pushed the Premier League outfit close just seven days on from being thrashed 7-1 at the hands of Reading.
"I felt in the first half we were defensively strong, very compact and we moved the ball well. We created three or four half-chances, and at this level we have to try and take them.
"In the second half we huffed and puffed a little bit, but overall I was pleased with the spirit and the performance from the lads regarding what happened last week. It was a good response.