Freedman Has 'Faith' In Bolton Players

  • April 13, 2013 | By Chris Mann
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Dougie Freedman praised the commitment of his players after Bolton claimed a 2-1 victory at Bristol City.

Wanderers took an early lead when Liam Fontaine put the ball past his own goalkeeper with just two minutes on the clock, but the Robins hit back when Steve Davies equalised four minutes after the break.

The visitors would win the game in the latter stages, however, as Craig Davies smashed home a penalty after David Ngog had been brought down inside the box.

Speaking after the game, Freedman praised the never-say-die attitude of his players after they picked up just a fourth away league win of the season.

"It was a great effort today, we deserved all three points," Freedman told the club's official website.

"We had a tremendous backing, more than 1,200 supporters made the trip and that is always a boost when you have that level of support and hopefully they will enjoy their trip back to Bolton.

"We started very well, we scored a good goal and we were playing good football right across the team. From the front to the back we defended well and we carried that threat going forward.

"Sean O'Driscoll is a good coach and in the second half he opened the game up, so we went with the flow and we responded to that.

"That meant it was end to end with both sides creating goal scoring opportunities. Bristol City had nothing to lose because of the position they are and they played with a real freedom.

"They threw everything at us, sent long balls up field in behind us but through all of that we stood firm and stood up to the task. We showed great character and a real desire to scoring the winning goal.

"We are on a good run and we have to keep that going. I have a lot of faith and trust in this group of players because of their resilience and commitment to the cause.

"The matches are coming thick and fast and we like that; we are back into work ahead of the away game at Leicester City."

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