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The FA Cup Fourth Round

Freedman to keep rotating

Bolton boss Dougie Freedman intends to continue to rotate his squad as their search for a first Sky Bet Championship win of the season goes on.

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Dougie Freedman: Will continue to rotate his squad

Dougie Freedman: Will continue to rotate his squad

The Trotters' winless start to the new campaign extended into double figures following the 0-0 draw with Blackpool - a contest which Freedman made a quintet of changes for.

Joining him on the bench were the likes of former Manchester United midfielder Chris Eagles, ex-Liverpool striker David Ngog and South Korea international Chung-Yong Lee, who was not starting a Wanderers game for the first time since Boxing Day.

While seeing those names among the replacements may have come as a surprise to some fans, Freedman - who brought Neil Danns, Liam Feeney and Kevin McNaughton in on loan deals last week - insisted it was merely to cope with the demands of three games in eight days.

"We're a team and we're very fortunate that the club and owner gave me the licence to bring in a few loans last week," he said.

"There's a lot of games and everybody's going to be used.

"It's not a case of getting dropped, that's why managers use it (rotation). We have three games in a week. The intensity they play with these days, you've really got to be smart in your rotation."

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