Freedman - Squad in good shape

Manager says his squad is in a good position ahead of the weekend's game at Blackburn

Dougie Freedman has moved to allay an injury worries ahead of the weekend’s Lancashire derby against Blackburn Rovers.

Wanderers head to Ewood Park having won the previous four meetings between the two sides.

Earlier in the week Bolton previously had injury concerns surrounding Chris Eagles, Tim Ream, Craig Davies, David Wheater and Marc Tierney, but after seeing the week’s training out the manager confirmed his squad was shaping up well.

“The only players we’re missing at the moment are Stuart Holden, Mark Davies and young Joe Riley,” he said. “We’re in a good position with injuries right now and it is very pleasing to be able to say that.

“Any manager in this division who is missing two or three of their key players will find it difficult. 

“We’ve got everyone back and fully fit for the Blackburn game. We’ve got a string squad from which to pick from and I’m looking forward to that.

“To have two local derbies and then games against teams who I believe will be there or there abouts come the end of the season is a little strange. 

“Saying that, this Blackburn game has come at the right time for us. With any local derby, we’re of course looking forward to it. We did well there last year and this weekend we’ll have 2,500 fans behind us.

“It’s important we show the right desire and start turning these performances into positive results.”
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