Freedman pleased with Bolton

Bolton manager Dougie Freedman believed that his team did the talking on the pitch with Wanderers comfortably beating Watford 2-0 after Ian Holloway labelled his team boring.

Last Updated: 22/02/14 at 18:59 Post Comment

Dougie Freedman: Unmoved by Ian Holloway's comments

Dougie Freedman: Unmoved by Ian Holloway's comments

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Millwall manager Holloway said that the Trotters "bored him senseless" after they drew 1-1 at the Den in midweek but Bolton were a lot more positive against the Hornets.

The Trotters took the lead through Lukas Jutkiewicz before Joe Mason doubled their advantage on his second debut just before half-time.

The result ended a run of nine games without a win for Bolton and Freedman chose not to react to Holloway's assessment of his side.

Freedman said: "I don't need to answer to anyone at all and certainly not Ian Holloway. I'm fully focused on my team and how well we play.

"I thought we played very well and entertained the crowd and I felt the margin of the victory was the least of what we deserved.

"I was very satisfied today. We worked very hard today as a team to keep that clean sheet.

"I felt that was the difference today. When Watford asked us a few questions we dealt with that well.

"That's very pleasing as a coach and that's what you work for throughout the week."

Freedman refused to get too carried away with the result.

He added: "It's been very tight this division but we've played a lot of good football and it's a case of keeping the back door closed.

"I think where we are right now it is a transitional period for the football club. It's been difficult on and off the field for everyone here."

Meanwhile, Watford manager Giuseppe Sannino apologised to the travelling Watford fans and took full responsibility for the defeat.

The result ended a five match unbeaten sequence for the Hornets who are yet to win away from home under Sannino.

Sannino said: "I know that it is not possible but if I could I would replay the game now. What I want to do now is to say sorry to all the people from Watford who travelled here to watch the game.

"I thought that maybe we were in a position to feel that we could finally find that solidity in our defensive play. But today we didn't do that and we exposed ourselves to defensive problems.

"We need to forget this game but at the same time we don't need to forget those mistakes as well.

"I told the players before the game that we need to win one away game and we chose to play higher up the pitch because we wanted to create more.

"If the results say that we don't win away then we play with two faces and in the away games we obviously need to change something."

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