Post-Match: Freedman on Bolton's Win at Doncaster Rovers

  • April 08, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton boss Dougie Freedman paid tribute to his players, after a blistering start contributed heavily to a 2-1 victory at Doncaster Rovers.

Goals inside the opening 15 minutes from Neil Danns and Joe Mason put Wanderers on their way to three points at the Keepmoat Stadium, although an 18th minute strike from David Cotterill meant the Trotters had to hold on for more than three-quarters of the game.

Speaking after the full-time whistle, Freedman said he was delighted with the quick start his side made and, if anything, thought the margin of the victory should have been even greater.

"It was an excellent three points from a very tough game," Freedman told the club's official website. "The way we started the game, imposed ourselves on Doncaster and created numerous chances - that is what has won us the three points.

"Credit to Doncaster. They adjusted and scored a wonderful goal which meant that we had to change the way we were playing to be more resilient in the second half.

"Towards the end, we had two glorious chances to have won the game by a few more goals and killed it off, but it was a deserved win and it was all about the first 25 minutes for me.

"We should've scored more goals but I can't be too critical of the players because they played very well.

"Doncaster are battling away for the manager and they won't lie down until the 95th minute, but we managed to take our chances still while defending our own box at the same time.

"Every game is a big game - a big game is when you have your fans paying to turn up at the Reebok and the way we're playing right now, we're looking forward to the game against Barnsley on Saturday."

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