Post-Match: Freedman on Bolton's Win Over Watford

  • February 22, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton boss Dougie Freedman was delighted to record a clean sheet as Wanderers beat Watford 2-0 on Saturday afternoon.

Goals from Lukas Jutkiewicz and Joe Mason gave the Trotters a first league win of 2014, as well as securing a league double over the Hornets, but Freedman was more interested in how his side managed to restrict their opponent's chances to a minimum.

Speaking after the game, Freedman admitted he was delighted with the performances of his two loan strikers but also paid tribute to Jay Spearing and Medo Kamara - who worked tirelessly in front of the defence.

"It was a very satisfying afternoon," Freedman told the club's official website. "As a team, I felt we worked very hard to keep that clean sheet.

"I believe that in recent weeks we have been playing well and scoring goals, but we hadn't been able to see results out. I felt that we changed that today.

"When Watford asked a few questions of us we stood up to it well. I felt that it was the right margin of victory.

"Those who have watched us over the last four or five games will have seen that we haven't been far away. We have been taking the lead and playing well.

"I felt that Medo Kamara and Jay Spearing were fantastic in the middle of the park. They worked ever so hard and restricted Watford in what they were able to do.

"That, in turn, allowed our two strikers to go off and do what they were able to do.

"Joe Mason kept on going and got the goal his play deserved. I also thought Neil Danns in behind him did a lot of legwork, making good runs. That opened up space for us.

"It is very pleasing for a coach, when you work all week and it all comes together. We got what we deserved today.

"We have to continue to stick together. Everyone plays their part in helping move the club forward.

"We now have a local derby coming up next week and we'll continue to work hard in training ahead of that."

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