Freedman Priced Out of Forest Duo

  • January 12, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton boss Dougie Freedman says he was priced out of summer moves for Nottingham Forest duo Nathaniel Chalobah and David Vaughan.

Both players made loan moves to the City Ground last summer, with Chalobah making the switch from Chelsea and Vaughan joining from Sunderland.

Vaughan was an unused substitute in Saturday's 1-1 draw between the two sides, while Chalobah missed out and is set to return to Stamford Bridge next week.

Speaking prior to the weekend game, Freedman said he was extremely interested in the Forest duo but was unable to compete when it came to matching their wage demands.

"Sometimes you can be very fortunate as a manager and get a completely clean slate," Freedman told The Bolton News.

"I had that in my time at Palace. You can bring in players without having to move people out.

"Billy (Davies) had that when he went in there (Forest). He has managed to bring in good quality - and in midfield he's got Nathaniel Chalobah and David Vaughan, two lads who we were very interested in. But when you heard their demands, it just put them in a different ball park.

"I've been here over a year and found it very difficult to move players on. Naturally it happens when maybe a player comes in who plays in the same position, for example Tyrone Mears' situation.

"But we don't have the squad size everyone seems to think where we can just move players on. We can't move defenders on because we simply don't have enough of them."

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