Post-Match: Freedman on Bolton's Defeat at Mjallby AIF

  • July 17, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Dougie Freedman says he has been pleased with Bolton's pre-season tour of Scandinavia, despite ending the trip with a 3-2 defeat at Mjallby AIF.

Wanderers were beaten at Strandvallen on Wednesday evening, as the Swedish side overcame goals inside the opening seven minutes from Jermaine Beckford and Robert Hall to win the game.

Speaking after the game, Freedman thought his players looked fatigued after a gruelling week of training, but thought the camp had been an overall success.

"It's a difficult one to try and comment on really," Freedman told the club's official website. "We started really well and in the opening 20 minutes we found ourselves two goals up.

"We were looking really good going forward, then Mjallby obviously got back into the game.

"That may have been because we're now at the end of our training camp and our players were a little fatigued.

"Our recovery runs in the latter periods of the first half were a little slow and that resulted in them scoring three quick goals.

"In the second half we were a lot better and created four or five really good chances and should have probably gone on to win the game.

"I'm very happy that the 100 or so fans we had here were able to see a number of our younger players in action.

"Overall, it has been a very productive training camp. We've come up against opposition who are further down the line than us in terms of preparation."

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