"It was very hot for an April day with the sun and that is why the first half wasn't good - the second half was definitely better," he says.
"I don't know what made the difference in the second half but the gaffer said we had to be strong and that is what we tried to do.
"It was not enough in a way because obviously Bolton won, but we were satisfied as a point is better than nothing."
Edouard's last start was in the 6-0 defeat by Manchester United in the FA Cup in January, but he got 45 minutes on the south coast on Saturday due to Steve Lomas going off injured.
This followed a second half appearance against Sunderland for a player about whom Glenn Roeder admits is unlucky to not be playing more often - and whose attitude he is delighted with.
The Frenchman is not complaining about his situation, and is too modest to examine his own contribution to the second half performance.
"Jermain's goal was a good one and showed the crowd and the supporters that we wanted to get back into the game," he concludes.