Freedman: Bolton Are 'Building Something Special'

  • May 04, 2013 | By Chris Mann
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Dougie Freedman refused to be despondent after Bolton missed out on the play-offs on goal difference.

Goals from Chris Eagles and Craig Davies saw Wanderers come from two-down to draw 2-2 with Blackpool at the Reebok Stadium but it was Leicester City who claimed the final play-off place, courtesy of a stoppage time strike in a 3-2 win at Nottingham Forest.

Speaking after Bolton's draw with the Seasiders, Freedman admitted he was optimistic for next season and believes he is in the process of 'building something special' at the club.

"First of all I'd like to offer my heartfelt thanks to the supporters for their backing this season both home and away," Freedman told the club's official website. "Today, they were fantastic and my disappointment is for them.

"It was a difficult start for us, which in turn made the entire game difficult for the team. Our spirit got us back into the game and we made sure we gave it our all right until the end.

"At one moment it appeared that a draw might do it, though we set out to win the game. It was all about us today and unfortunately we've come up just a little bit short. I couldn't have asked for nothing more from my players.

"We've been on a fantastic run of late and can take pride from what we have been doing both on and off the field in the last three months.

"Yes, we're disappointed now but we are very optimistic moving forward. We're integrating young players into our team and are building something special going forward. We've put lots of plans in place that will stand this club in good stead for the future.

"It's no good thinking what might have been. We've got to look forward. I'm looking to make one or two changes that will help see us move up the league next season. Our targets have been identified and we've already been planning for next season."

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