Pre-Match: Freedman on Birmingham v Bolton

  • October 04, 2013 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton boss Dougie Freedman believes Tuesday's draw at Blackpool puts his side in a good position to pick up a result at Birmingham City on Saturday.

Wanderers travel to St Andrew's for the weekend's early kick-off, looking to extend their two-game unbeaten run and pick up a first away league win of the campaign.

The Trotters manager admits to being pleased with his team's recent performances, and hopes the possible return of key players can help them to record a victory against the Blues.

Speaking to the club's official website, Freedman said: "I am confident we will go to Birmingham City this weekend and put on a good show.

"Our performances of late have been very good but sometimes in football results don't quite go your way. The key is to keep on working hard and make sure you prepare properly and that is what we have done.

"Our performance against Blackpool was excellent. We showed the right desire and spirit to close them down when they were in possession.

"When we had hold of the ball we passed it well through the midfield and created a number of opportunities and on another night we would have got the right result.

"This weekend will be a different test to the one we faced at Blackpool on Tuesday. Birmingham are a free flowing team and I feel one or two of our technical players could influence the game on Saturday.

"Lee Clark has got his team playing two different formations where they either have three playing at the back or they can switch to 4-4-2.

"It will be good to see what they come up with but there is no doubt that we will have different plans and ideas for different scenarios.

"With the three loan players coming in last week it has given me the opportunity of playing a different way but I can also resort back to the likes of Chris Eagles and David Ngog who were on the bench on Tuesday.

"I have got my ideas on what we are going to do and I am sure it will be a fantastic game."

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