Freedman ready for Boro test

Bolton boss Dougie Freedman anticipates an especially tough test when his team travel to the Riverside this weekend, but is backing the visitors to spoil Aitor Karanka's first home game in charge of Middlesbrough.

Last Updated: 30/11/13 at 14:47 Post Comment

Dougie Freedman: Anticipates an especially tough test

Dougie Freedman: Anticipates an especially tough test

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The man who served as Jose Mourinho's assistant at Real Madrid will take his seat in the dugout in Teesside for the dawning of a new era which Freedman anticipates will provide fresh optimism for Boro players and fans alike.

Wanderers, though, have won their last three on the road and, with no Sky Bet Championship side having a better record over the past six games, their manager insists the current atmosphere around the camp suggests they travel without any fear.

"It's a very good test for the team," said Freedman.

"It's always a test when you go away from home because of the home crowd and their expectations and the players understand the dimensions of the pitch and the familiarities around the stadium.

"It's always a test away anywhere. But I think with this new manager there and the expectations of him; they'll want to try and get up there to get the season going.

"It's going to be difficult for us but I believe we're equipped. We're in good form to handle the pressure that's put upon us and the challenge that's put upon us."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

M

aybe Hull charged the Liverpool fans more because their massive sense of entitlement takes up more room? Badum tish.

sailingmagpie
Everton team subsidise awayday

T

he John Carver Experiment sounds like the worst jazz fusion band of all time. Which is saying something.

sailingmagpie
The John Carver Experiment: The Next Episode

T

ime to play Liverpool players in their natural positions? I agree, but surely the subs' bench isn't big enough for all of them?

balls-to-monty
The John Carver Experiment: The Next Episode

Footer 365

Manchester United 0-1 West Brom: Robin van Persie penalty saved as Baggies shock United

Chris Brunt's deflected free kick gave West Brom a 1-0 win at Manchester United as Robin van Persie saw a penalty saved.

QPR defender Rio Ferdinand loses wife to cancer

Rio Ferdinand’s wife Rebecca has died following a short battle with cancer.

Arsene Wenger claims Jose Mourinho disrespected Arsenal with title taunt

Arsene Wenger feels Jose Mourinho was disrespectful for taunting Arsenal about their 10-year wait for the title.

Mail Box

Shouldn't We Give Players Time?

Do we really want to throw out the baby with the bathwater every single summer? We also have a Man United fan who wants massive investment. And more...

Liverpool: No Greater Than Aston Villa

It's fair to say that Raúl H. Garcia from the morning mailbox has got something of a kicking on Thursday afternoon. Oh and the Neviller is wrong for once...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company