Freedman Praises January Signing Craig Davies

  • February 18, 2013 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton boss Dougie Freedman has praised the impact made by January signing Craig Davies.

Davies joined Wanderers in a £300,000 move from Barnsley last month and has since made four substitute appearances for the club.

Cameo roles in his first two outings against Crystal Palace and Watford produced little, but increased time on the field against Burnley and Nottingham Forest have yielded two goals from the Wales international, who Freedman says is starting to settle into his new surroundings and understand how to play with his new teammates.

"Craig Davies has done very well," Freedman told the club's official website. "I don't mind sharing my plan and I don't like bringing players into the club and throwing them right in.

"It looks like a panic buy but Craig Davies is one that I was after. He is good value for money and he brings the right desire and hunger to the club.

"He has been working very hard over the past three or four weeks to understand how big this club is and the expectation levels and how you conduct yourself. Once he had done that, I thought it was the right way to put him in by bringing him off the bench to score goals and he has done very well.

"I will do that with every signing that I bring in. I will make sure they know how we work, what they need to expect from everybody and then they will play football."

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