The Trotters are in the market for fresh faces after enduring a difficult start to the 2013/14 Championship campaign.
With the loan window open, Freedman had been hoping to dip into the Premier League ranks to bring hungry players with plenty of potential onto his books.
He has, however, been left frustrated in his efforts, with top flight clubs reluctant to part with those they use as part of a rotation policy which helps to keep first team regulars fresh.
Freedman told the Bolton News: "It's not really a question I can answer.
"Maybe it's one for the England set-up. You should ask Roy (Hodgson) what he thinks about players sitting there week in, week out and not learning their trade.
"We would like to bring in players but right now there isn't the quality and that is because the Premier League boys are keeping the players for the Capital One Cup or Europe.
"You can get the real younger players but are they the right ones just now? I think probably not."
Disgusting. Freedman out! 1 - The loan market is cheating, club didn't sign the right players in the transfer window, club manager can't motivate players they already has, so to fix this borrows players from a higher calibre of team. (see Jesse Lingard) 2 - If a club has a promising youngster that they wish to nurture and want him to learn with the best players in their team, to develop playing relationships and understandings with the other players at the club, why should they loan them out? (Gareth Bale never got loaned out) 3 - Why not sign and scout youngsters for your own youth academy and bring them through rather than borrowing players that other clubs have worked hard with. The cheek of the guy for blaming clubs for not wanting to let their own players go on loan. Bolton are turning into Dougie Freedmans first seasons in charge of Crystal Palace.- dannyjohnson