The Scotsman, who has replaced sacked Owen Coyle at the Reebok Stadium, is unlikely to be in the dugout for this Saturday's match, with caretaker boss Jimmy Phillips expected to take charge of the team before Freedman takes over next week.
Middlesbrough will hope to stretch their winning run to four matches this weekend and move towards the top two of the Championship table, while Bolton linger in 16th position.
Possible starting lineups:
Middlesbrough: Steele; Parnaby, Hines, Bikey-Amougou, Friend; Haroun, Leadbitter, McEachran, Reach; Miller, Emnes
Bolton: Bogdan; Mears, Mills, Ream, Warnock; Eagles, Spearing, Davies, Petrov; Davies, N'Gog
Sports Mole says: 1-0