Dougie Freedman: 'I'm proud of my players'

Freedman proud of squad
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Dougie Freedman believes that the decision not to make major changes to his Bolton Wanderers squad has been vindicated by the team's recent form.

Dougie Freedman has insisted that he always felt that Bolton Wanderers could secure a playoff place in the Championship.

Bolton are sixth heading into the final league game of the season and a victory over Blackpool should see Freedman's team book a place in the playoffs.

Freedman decided against making big changes to his squad in the January transfer window and admits that he is proud of the team he inherited in October, when he replaced Owen Coyle at the Reebok Stadium.

"When I first came here, yes I did [see Bolton making the playoffs] but I had a decision to make, I looked at my squad and I needed to see everybody without making decisions that sometimes can backfire," he told reporters.

"I made a decision that I would look at my squad and I would make sure that I knew everybody inside out and that I would coach and develop. That has given us the foundations to move up the league quite quickly. I'm very proud of the fact that it's the same players."

Bolton were 20th in the Championship table at the start of February but a late surge up the table has seen the Trotters close in on a playoff spot.

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