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Frandsen's Middlesbrough flashback

Posted: Tue 31 Dec 2013
Author: @ENorris_BWFC

Former Wanderers midfielder reminisces about his famous strike against Boro over a decade ago

A player who is fondly remembered by Bolton supporters given his efforts during a seven year association with the club, Per Frandsen is a man who is more than versed with Wanderers' New Year's Day opponents.

Having scored 39 goals in 307 appearances in two separate stints with the Whites during the late 1990s and early 2000s, one of the Denmark international's most memorable strikes undoubtedly came against Wednesday's opponents Middlesbrough back in May 2003.

A game which Wanderers needed to win to preserve their Premier League status, Frandsen proceeded to fire his side into a tenth minute lead, with Jay-Jay Okocha doubling the advantage just 11 minutes later.

Despite former Bolton frontman Michael Ricketts halving the deficit on the hour mark, Boro's efforts proved fruitless as the Whites held out for the victory and with it, another season of top flight football.

Still a frequent visitor to the town following his departure from the Reebok in 2004, Frandsen spoke exclusively to the official club website on a recent stay, offering his thoughts on Wednesday's clash against the Riverside outfit and his memories of that iconic day against Boro over a decade ago.

Click on the video below to watch Per's interview.