Freedman - A fair point

Bolton Wanderers boss Dougie Freedman was pleased with his side’s determination after securing a 1-1 draw at Burnley.

The Whites kicked off the first game of the 2013/14 Championship season against the Clarets in a specially arranged 125th Football League Anniversary fixture.

After a frantic opening 20 minutes, the hosts went ahead through striker Danny Ings, however their joy was short lived as Wanderers bravely fought back to equalise 12 minutes later courtesy of a well-executed finish from midfielder Darren Pratley.

Boss Freedman admitted Wanderers deserved to take a share of the spoils back to the Reebok Stadium and was pleased with the attitude his side showed after falling behind.

“We deserved a point first of all, our determination and grit showed and that is what I ask of this football team,” said the boss.

“We were well supported and we have got a responsibility to the fans and we showed that with our determination to come back from a goal down.

“It was a frantic first half, there was not a lot in the game and our approach play for 25 minutes was excellent.

“We could have possibly scored a couple of goals and in the second half we got what we deserved, and that wasn’t a lot.

“All in all it was a well-deserved point, great local derby and if there was going to be a team that was going to win it, it was going to be us.

“I tried my very best to make positive substitutions by bringing David Ngog on and Craig Davies to try and give the wonderful support we had three points but  it wasn’t to be.”

To watch to the manager’s interview in full after the game please click here.

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