Post-Match: Freedman on Bolton's Draw With Sheff Wed

  • September 13, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Dougie Freedman praised his side's defending, but bemoaned a lack of cutting edge in the final third - after watching Bolton draw 0-0 with Sheffield Wednesday.

Wanderers edged the opening 45 minutes at Macron Stadium, but were second best for the majority of the second period and were thankful to Andy Lonergan and two goalline clearances as they escaped with a point against the Owls.

Speaking after the game, Freedman was of the opinion that his side aren't too far away from claiming that elusive first league win but admits they need to show more urgency in their attacking play.

"Sheffield Wednesday made it tough for us," Freedman told the club's official website.

"They're a very good side who are full of confidence, especially away from home.

"I felt we defended very well today. We probably didn't do enough going forward to win the game, but we certainly had our fair share of possession and passed it very well today.

"We showed great spirit - we didn't lie down against a team who are riding high at the moment, and on another day, we'll get that win.

"We had enough of the ball, but we need to create more opportunities. We were very brave in our play and I am very happy with how the players dug in.

"We probably didn't ask enough questions of Sheffield Wednesday in the last 15 minutes of the game, but all in all, we got a point which was probably what we deserved.

"I believe we are playing in the right way and we've been creating chances, so that win will come. It's just a matter of time."

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