Macron Stadium

Next Game

Bolton v Derby

Saturday, 08 August 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Dougie: We can turn it around

Dougie Freedman admits struggling Bolton are 'lacking confidence' but believes there is no reason why the club cannot find the sort of form that took them to the brink of the play-offs last season.

Last Updated: 24/09/13 at 13:26 Post Comment

Dougie Freedman: Remains confident of leading a Bolton revival

Dougie Freedman: Remains confident of leading a Bolton revival

The Wanderers are currently propping up the Championship table and are yet to register a league victory this season from eight attempts.

The club also started the season poorly last season but finished the campaign by collecting 34 points from 17 games to miss out on a play-off spot on goal difference only.

And Freedman told the Bolton News: "At the moment it is difficult for everybody involved at the club.

"We have to start winning football matches which will breed confidence.

"We are lacking in confidence and we need to go back to basics. We are slipping over in certain matches but we are certainly not falling down.

"The good thing is these players can win football matches if they are focused and their concentration is for 95 minutes, not 80 or 70.

"We turned things around last season and gathered some momentum - I know we can do that again."

The 39-year-old Glaswegian also believes the form of midfielder Chris Eagles is vital to their hopes.

He added: "Chris is always buzzing and he's a great guy to have around the place.

"I said last year he is the guy that I want to work things round because he has that spark."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

G

ood lord that's got me unnecessarily excited. Damn you Storey. Cut to Liverpool being crushed under the wheels of Sparky's Stoke Machine and Firmino brought off the bench to no effect. It's the hope that kills you.

suarez_blind
Roberto Firmino: Steel To Complement The Silk

N

o Schweini? Have to admit that I did a little sex wee when we signed him and I can't wait to see him in action!!!

spence
F365's Top Ten Players We Can't Wait To Watch

I

think he'll do quite well. My only reservation would be Kagawa, who had similar stats to Firmino in the bundesliga before he came, but time will tell.

GVMUFC
Roberto Firmino: Steel To Complement The Silk

Footer 365

Manchester City agree £14m fee with Roma for Edin Dzeko

Sky sources understand Manchester City have agreed a £14m fee with Roma for striker Edin Dzeko.

Angel Di Maria is 'very happy' to join PSG from Manchester United

Angel Di Maria's move to PSG from Manchester United looks set to go through after he expressed happiness at the deal.

Liverpool's Jordon Ibe says he needs more end product

Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe says he must be looking contribute a goal or assist in every game he plays.

Mail Box

Louis Van Gaal Only Wants Football Robots

Louis van Gaal only wants players who are human robots, apparently. It's a great Mailbox, with thoughts on Chelsea, Audi Cup, Fabregas, Lingard and Joe Gomez...

Is Jack Wilshere The New Diaby?

This was supposed to be his season but he is already injured. We have mails on Chelsea, TV football, why Raheem Sterling is worth more than ADM and more...

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