Post-Match: Freedman on Bolton's Defeat to Derby

  • September 27, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton boss Dougie Freedman accepted the criticism directed at him, after watching his side lose 2-0 at home to Derby County.

Goals either side of the break from Chris Martin gave the Rams a comfortable victory at Macron Stadium, in a game where he also saw a penalty saved by Wanderers goalkeeper Andy Lonergan.

Speaking after the game, Freedman admitted his tactics simply didn't work against superior opposition but refuses to give up and has set his sights on Wednesday's trip to Fulham.

"I've got to take some responsibility for the way we decided to set the team up," Freedman told the club's official website. "We tried to out-football Derby and that simply didn't work.

"That said, we can't keep making silly individual errors that ultimately end up costing us goals.

"Derby are a very good side and they should be playing in the Premier League after their performances last season. There's no doubt about it, they'll be up there come the end of the season.

"They were the better team and deserved their win.

"We understand the frustration right now.

"We still have the fight in us, make no mistake about that. We'll be right back at it on Monday morning ready to go again in preparation for our game at Fulham on Wednesday.

"The good thing is we've got games coming thick and fast. It's an important period for the club, no doubting that, but it's an opportunity to pick up a couple of wins and climb up the league table."

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