Dougie Freedman says Yeovil Town victory would give Bolton Wanderers lift off
VICTORY over Yeovil Town tomorrow would be a catalyst for another full-scale assault on the Championship table, claims Dougie Freedman.
The Whites boss is confident that once his side have rid themselves of the stigma of not having won a league game, that they can then push on up the table in a similar fashion to the second half of last season.
For history to repeat itself, Wanderers have got to show a marked improvement on recent weeks – and with efforts being made to bring in more recruits ahead of the Glovers’ visit, Freedman spoke more confidently than you might expect from a manager whose side currently props up the Championship table.
“I am disappointed where we are but we have got to face it,” he said. “We have got to deal with it by beating Yeovil, then by beating Blackpool and dealing with it that way.
"I know we will do it because we have the players. And I know when I recruit one or two of the right types that will give us the lift we need. And like last season we will kick start it and away we go.
“My aim is still to be in the top six at the end of the season and I don't have any fears saying that. I strongly believe when we beat Yeovil on Saturday we will then go on a run."
Freedman says he has been sent some messages of support during his side’s struggles in recent weeks but the Scot feels confidence in his own ability as a coach will be the ultimate factor in turning round Wanderers’ fortunes.
"In general managers are very supportive,” he said. “It might seem we are competitors at 3pm on a Saturday. But during the week there have been a few texts. And there are a lot of Scottish managers in the game right now.
“Deep down, I am very comfortable dealing with the situation. I know I will fix it, I know I can fix it which is more important and I know exactly what we have got to do to fix it.”