Freedman happy with point

Manager offers his thoughts following Wanderers' draw with the Rams

Dougie Freedman praised his side’s resolute performance in Tuesday’s clash with Derby County at the iPro Stadium.

On an evening which saw the hosts enjoy the lion’s share of possession, the Whites withstood tirades of attacks to secure a hard earned point in the East Midlands.

A draw which the manager believes was richly deserved, with the result being one which he was confident Wanderers can undoubtedly take positives from.

“At the end of the day, we’ve managed to pick up a very good point and one that we should be proud of,” he said following the final whistle.

“Despite the difficult result that they had on Saturday against Millwall, they’ve been flying and they came out with even more energy because they’re still fighting for promotion.

“We showed a resilience in our defending and when we asked questions of the goalkeeper I felt we did very well.

“I’m very proud of the point because it is one that we wouldn’t have got earlier on in the season.”

With the Rams failing to breach the Bolton rearguard on a bitterly cold evening, Freedman also paid tribute to the team for their ability to cope with a talented Derby attack.

“I felt we had to reshape very quickly because Derby showed a very attacking display – one which was one of the better attacking displays I’ve seen this season.

“It is fair play to them because they played very well, but we had to revert to make sure that we could withstand that and defend against them and I felt like we did that.”

He continued: “Derby are probably disappointed that they haven’t won the game given that they had so many chances, but from our point of view we can’t fault our effort and commitment nor our concentration and defending.

“We are professional sportsmen and we come into work every day and give our best – we will be working very hard between now and the end of the season to ensure that we finish in a strong position.”
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