Post-Match: Freedman on Bolton's Draw With Ipswich

  • October 26, 2013 | By Chris Mann
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Dougie Freedman says he is starting to lose patience with his side, after Bolton threw away yet another lead to draw 1-1 with Ipswich Town.

For the fourth straight game at the Reebok Stadium, Wanderers were made to settle for a point as David McGoldrick's 73rd minute half-volley cancelled out a 65th minute opener from Medo Kamara.

Freedman's men have lost 11 points from winning positions already this season, a tally only Ipswich (12), Middlesbrough (12) and Sheffield Wednesday (13) can equate to, and the Trotters boss says he may have to start experimenting with different systems when his team goes in front.

"We're obviously disappointed with the result, especially after going a goal up," Freedman told the club's official website.

"All in all I felt we were dogged, determined and committed and we created a number of opportunities when we were in behind the Ipswich defence.

"The performance is there and the players are organised, but we have to learn how to defend a lead.

"You can maybe accept losing a lead once or twice, but it's happened to us five times now. That's the frustrating thing. When we go a goal up we have to change our approach, mind-set and system.

"When we now go a goal up I'm going to have to look to change the system to give the players some help.

"I felt we matched Ipswich. We knew Mick McCarthy's side would come and make things difficult for us.

"We took a deserved lead. It was nice to see Medo get his goal and I feel he had a good game today. He and Jay Spearing looked very competitive today.

"Medo stood up to a big physical challenge today and I believe he'll be a firm fans' favourite for many years to come.

"I was pleased with the fans today. We're trying to build a young, new team here and they stuck with us throughout the match. Yes, I understand their disappointment at the final whistle and take that on board.

"Win, lose or draw we're always ready to go again. We'll be back in the training ground first thing Monday morning.

"People are telling me it is five games unbeaten, but it doesn't feel like that. What I do feel is that we're slowly turning the corner. We just need to make sure that when we take that lead we can hold on a little bit longer."

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