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

  • January 11, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton boss Dougie Freedman was disappointed with Bolton's 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest, believing his side did enough to win the game.

Matt Mills' 75th minute header earned a point for Wanderers, after Jamie Paterson had opened the scoring just over 60 seconds into the second period.

Speaking after the game, Freedman praised his players for their attitude in coming from behind and thinks they would have taken all three points on another day.

"I am delighted with the response of the players after the early set back in the second half," Freedman told the club's official website.

"We created enough opportunities in the first half to go into the lead.

"We were good in the second half and Nottingham Forest looked ragged in the final 30 minutes of the game and that is credit to our players.

"We stuck at it and pinned Forest back by showing energy and commitment to create more goal scoring opportunities.

"We were 1-0 down against a very good side so to come back to secure a point we are happy but overall looking at the whole game with our possession and the opportunities we created, we should have won the game.

"It looks Jermaine (Beckford) has injured his hamstring when back heeling the ball in the first half so we will see what he is like on Monday.

"I wanted to play two high strikers this afternoon in order to stretch Nottingham Forest and allow Mark Davies to find some room. Andre Moritz came off the bench and performed very well.

"Matt Mills is always in the opposition penalty area and getting his headers on target from set pieces. It was a wonderful delivery to set Matt up and I thought it was a fully deserved goal.

"We asked the Nottingham Forest goalkeeper a lot of questions, especially in the second half. Our own goalkeeper Andy Lonergan made a wonderful save in the first half and every single player contributed towards a very good football match.

"I am happy with a point but with the amount of opportunities we created I am disappointed we didn't walk away with all three."

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