Match tactics behind Bolton Wanderers star Liam Feeney's lack of impact
DOUGIE Freedman does not think the uncertainty over Liam Feeney’s immediate future played any part in his low-key performance against Sheffield Wednesday.
After a bright start, the winger faded in the first half before being substituted on the hour mark for Chung-Yong Lee.
He faces the prospect of being recalled early by Millwall after next weekend’s home game against Ipswich Town, with the Lions pressing for a permanent deal to be done before the end of his three-month stay at the Reebok is over.
Wanderers have refused but Freedman says it was tactics and not confidence that led to a quieter day for the 26-year-old wide man.
“They defended very, very deep and every time he put the ball in behind them it ran out for a goal kick,” he said.
“Liam didn’t suit this kind of game. It was more of a technical game, driving inside, so I tried to swap the wingers quickly and get a little bit of width. Chungy came in on the right and it seemed to work.
“I don’t think with 20 minutes to go we were that far away from either getting a set piece or opening them up.”