Post-Match: Freedman on Bolton's Draw With Sheff Wed

  • October 19, 2013 | By Chris Mann
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Dougie Freedman believes his Bolton side were unlucky not to beat Sheffield Wednesday, as they were made to pay for wasted chances.

Jermaine Beckford's second goal in as many games gave Wanderers a 16th minute lead at the Reebok Stadium, but Alex Baptiste's own-goal ten minutes later ensured the game ended all square.

Speaking after the game, Freedman admitted he was pleased with the performance of his side but has challenged his players to start making the most of goalscoring opportunities when they come along.

Speaking to the club's official website, Freedman said: "I feel with our performance and the chances we created we probably deserved to take the three points.

"We started the game very well and our passing and movement was fantastic. We dominated the first half hour of the game and scored a wonderful goal.

"Once again, though, we were very unfortunate and it was a huge slice of misfortune that gave them an equalising goal.

"It's not something you can work on the training ground and it's not something that you can get through easily - you've got to make sure that you're calm as a manager and as fans and make sure that you're supportive of the players up there, because they have got the qualities to score goals.

"The chances are there, our approach play was good and our defending at times was very good today. We've got to make sure that we take our opportunities and that will soon propel us up this league."

Sky Bet League One Standings

Pos Team Pld Pts
9 Portsmouth 19 29
10 Cheltenham Town 18 26
11 Bolton Wanderers 19 25
12 Burton Albion 19 25
13 Ipswich Town 19 24
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