Megson rested striker Nicolas Anelka - who has been strongly linked with a move to Chelsea - and watched as the Trotters went down 1-0 to Coca-Cola Championship side Sheffield United at the Reebok Stadium.
"A lot of clubs have done this. The disappointment is that a number of players did not take the chance given to them," he said.
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