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Getting To Know: Bolton

Posted: Tue 25 Mar 2014
Author: Mark Ridgway

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Similarly to Blackpool, Bolton’s results in recent weeks have lifted the pressure around The Reebok Stadium, as they currently sit nine points above the drop zone.

A run of one defeat in seven games has Dougie Freedman’s side looking good for a third consecutive season at this level.

Many outsiders had tipped The Trotters for promotion before the start of the campaign, however after going the opening ten games without a win, the damage could have been worse.

They’ll now be looking to finish the season strongly, and will be buoyed by strong results against Blackburn and Leeds at the start of the month.

How they’re getting on…

Wanderers drew 2-2 at Yeovil on Saturday thanks to a late equalizer, but were beaten by Brighton during their last home outing.

Three victories around the turn of the month proved crucial, and a goalless draw with high-flying Derby was a boost.

Man in charge…

Freedman joined Bolton in October 2012, and he guided the club from 16th to the edge of the play-offs. 

The Manager of the Month came his way in April, but after finishing just short on the top six, this season has been less productive so far.

Scoring the goals…

Jermaine Beckford returned after over two months out for Saturday’s game with Yeovil, and will be in contention to start tonight.

The striker has eight goals to his name, the last of which came in Bolton’s FA Cup victory over Blackpool.

On home soil…

Bolton have drawn half of their games played as hosts, but have taken three points on just four occasions.

Back-to-back home victories over Blackburn and Watford in recent weeks improved the record.