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And that concludes today's coverage, don't forget to check out Marc Iles' match report which is online right now.
SP: "It will be a good league that's for sure"
SP: "You never can call you will beat who"
SP: "If there was a better game out there today there would probably only be one or two of them"
SP: "It was a really exciting Championship game"
SP:" In all honesty, if we play to the best of our ability I will always be disappointed coming away from the game without all three points"
SP: "We gifted them a couple of goals"
SP: "With our attacking display we deserved to win"
Stuart Pearce enters the press room
That concludes Freedman's press conference, now we await Stuart Pearce
DF: "He looks like a good buy because he is young, he looks hungry, and yes I am a bit jealous " - while talking about Forest signing Assombalonga
DF: "I can only say that I felt that my players never ever lied down for a minute"
DF: "I was happy with the tempo we played with and I was happy with the aggression we showed"
DF: "I think they are a good team and I didn't think there was a lot in the game"
DF: "I think a fair result is a draw"
DF: "It was a very good attacking display by two teams"
Dougie Freedman enters the press room
While we await the managers, why not check out Marc Iles' match report which is online right now.
But that's not the end of the coverage here at the Macron as we are bringing you all of the post-match press conference live!
The referee brings the game to an end
There can't be much time left now
Veldwijk fires a shot over the crossbar from the edge of the area
The Forest supporters behind the goal are rallying their team to get forward
The Forest supporters behind the goal are rallying their team to get forward
NFFC sub: Fryatt is replaced by Veldwijk
Mills is shown a yellow card for a foul on Assombalonga
There will be a minimum of three minutes added time
NFFC sub: Burke is replaced by McLaughlin
Beckford has the ball in the net with his second touch but is denied by the offside flag following Ream's ball over the top
BWFC sub: Davies is replaced by Beckford
Forest keeping the ball really well at the minute as Bolton are penned inside their own half
NFFC sub: Antonio is replaced by Lichaj
Pratley is shown a yellow for chopping down Reid in the centre-circle
Chungy cuts in from the left and fires a stinging shot straight against the body of Fox
Ream clears Reid's corner
McNaughton tackles Assombalonga and the visitors have a corner
Bolton build up the right again with Pratley releasing the overlapping McNaughton who delivers a pin-point cross for Davies but he couldn't keep his free header down from six-yards out!
The free-kick is cleared
Davies wins a free-kick down the right channel which McNaughton will take
Burke's cross is headed wide by Antonio
Today's official attendance is 15,753, with 2,517 Forest supporters
Davies heads the ball back out to Reid who goes for goal but his effort lands on the roof of the net
Burke's cross is blocked behind by Ream
The ball works its way across to Davies who's through ball to Pratley is asking a little too much and the ball goes out for a Forest goalkick
Chungy and Pratley link up to win Bolton a throw in, in an attacking position
Reid drifts another cross into the Bolton box and excellent defending from McNaughton does just enough to put Assombalonga off his header from six-yards
Mills' heads clear Reid's deep cross from the edge of the area and Ream blocks Burke's follow up shot
The free-kick is cleared by Davies
BWFC sub: Danns is replaced by Trotter
Spearing brings down Fryatt midway inside his own half
Danns slides in on Burke which seemed to anger a few of the surrounding Forest players. The referee see's no wrong doing and award the visitors a throw in
BWFC sub: Pratley replaces Medo
Which is given straight back to Forest
Chungy draws a foul on the halfway line
Bogdan catches Anotnio's header from the corner
Reid slipped in Cohen but McNaughton got back to tackle on put the ball out for a corner
Davies is caught offside latching onto Mills' pass
Bogdan catches the corner easily
McNaughton turns Harding's cross behind for a corner
Antonio rises highest at the back-post but could only head Reid's corner wide
Cohen's drive from distance deflects of Wheater and goes behind for a corner
Antonio's cross down the left is flicked on by Assombalonga and bounces agonisingly past the post with Bogdan only able to watch. So close!
Wheater produces a superb sliding tackle on Antonio in the penalty area which brings out massive cries for a penalty from the Forest fans behind that goal. Not so much from the players though
Spearing delivers a brilliant cross field pass for Mason who drives straight at the heart of the Forest defence but after a couple of stepovers his shot is blocked by the recovering Cohen
Spearing's corner drops at the back-post but there is no white shirt around and the ball goes straight out for a goalkick
Mason's cross from the right is cleared first time by Hobbs but his second attempt wins Bolton a corner
Hunt's cross is headed away by Spearing but Fryatt picks up the pieces and gets to the by-line and his cross is well held by Bogdan
Ream slides Danns through but the offside flag is raised
Antonio receives a pass off Reid before cutting inside onto his right foot and firing a shot straight at Bogdan
The throw is taken short to Medo who's cross evades everyone
Mason nods down McNaughton's ball down the line and wins a throw-in next to the corner flag
Bolton get the second half underway
Danns wins Bolton a corner down the left but there will not be any time to take it as the referee blows the whistle for half-time
Reid smashes a shot high and wide from distance after some neat build up play
Antonio's long throw caused a scare in the Wanderers penalty area as it rolled all the way through
There will be a minimum of two minutes added time
Which Chungy heads clear
Spearing's tackle on Antonio leades to a Forest corner
Mason looks to get on the end of Danns' header but the flag is raised for offside
Danns goes in late on Reid and concedes a free-kick on the halfway line
Mills heads clear Reid's corner
McNaughton tackles Fryatt and the ball goes out for a corner
Fryatt's shot from distance takes a deflection off Wheater and Bogdan reacts just in time to keep the ball out of the net
McNaughton's long throw is aimed towards Davies but he concedes a free-kick as he tries to shield the ball
Spearing slides in late on Cohen and is shown a yellow card
Stone wall penalty and Assombalonga picked himself up to smash the ball straight dwon the middle and level the scores once again
Penalty as Spearing slides in late on Assombalonga and the referee has no hesitation in pointing to the spot
Spearing's outswinger is nodded back into the danger zone by Wheater at the back but Forest clear their lines
Davies wins a free-kick after being bundled over by Fox 10-yards oiutside the penalty area down the right channel
Bogdan is off his line quickly to gather Burke's deep cross from the right
Wheater rises highest to meet Spearing's corner but couldn't keep his header down
Medo wins Bolton a corner down the right
A Spearing free-kick from the left was cleared and Ream put the ball back into the box where Wheater was stood in acres of space and had the easiest of tasks to slot the ball past Darlow from six-yards
Wheater puts Bolton back in front!
A cross from the right was headed down by Antonio and Forest's record signing made no mistake firing home from close range to level the scores
Assombalonga scores for Forest
Ream clears harding's cross
Mills' header from Darlow's goalkick sent Davies racing through but Darlow recovered well with a sliding tackle on the big forward
Spearing looks to slide Davies through with a superbly weighted through ball but he is just beaten to it by Fox
Mason battles brilliantly to bring down McNaughton's long ball whilst surrounded by three red shirts
Spearing comes across to help McNaughton out as Antonio looked to cut inside and get a shot away
Mills' long ball towards Mason was left by Hobbs and Darlow had a moment of uncertainty which nearly allowed Mason to slip in but the goalkeeper eventually gathered the ball
Magnificent double save from Bogdan to initially keep out Reid's header from Hunt's cross before holding Fryatt's follow up which was straight at the goalkeeper who was still lay on the floor having made the initial save
Bolton have come firing right out of the blocks and Joe Mason has looked superb. Holding the ball up really well and looking very sharp
McNaughton's throw on the right finds Davies but his lofted cross towards Mason is caught by Darlow
Mason holds the ball up and shrugs off a few challenges before playing it to Medo on the right but his cross is blocked
Chungy makes a superb sliding challenge in the middle of the pitch to launch an attack but the ball got trapped under the feet of Mason
Wheater and Mills make a number of superb challenges to thwart a Forest attack
Davies' low drilled cross from the right is blocked at the near-post by Harding
McNaughton's long throw in flicked on by Davies but Chungy is beaten to the ball as he attempts to bring it down
Mason wins Bolton a throw-in next to the corner flag on the right-hand side
Assombalonga is caught offside and Mills' free-kick is aimed towards Davies but the defenders clear
What a superb delivery it was by Spearing to set up Mason for the goal
Chungy is caught offside attempting to get onto the end of a davies flick on
What a frantic start to the game!
Antonio heads Reid's corner straight into the hands of Bogdan
Mills turns Antonio's ball behind for a corner
Spearing has an effort from distance which fizzles over the crossbar
And Davies races through on goal straight from kick-off but tangles with Harding and the danger is cleared
Spearing's inswinging free-kick is flicked across goal by Mason and Bolton have the lead after only four minutes!
Mason has got it for Bolton!
Wanderers have a free-kick on the left-hand side parallel to the 18-yard box
Fryatt drives in to the Bolton penalty area from the right but is halted by Mills
The corner is overhit and Bolton clear the danger
Mills' mistake at the back allowed Assombalonga in around the back who laid the ball back for Fryatt but Wanderers gpot back in time to clear the ball behind for a corner
And Forest get the game underway
Both teams engage in a huddle after the coin toss
So, here we go. Both side's are now leaving the tunnel and going through the pre-match rituals
Forest have brought a good backing today filling half of the top and bottom tier behind the goal
But back to the football now and both sides have just returned to the changing rooms to bein their final preparations
Let's hope the new era can be just as successful..
They are now called the White Diamonds!
But back here at the Macron we have breaking news of the re-naming of Bolton's infamous cheerleaders - the Reebok Rebels
And Alex Baptiste starts for Blackburn Rovers away at Blackpool
Away from the Macron this afternoon, young full-back Joe Riley starts his third consecutive game for Oxford United away to Mansfield
The 23-year-old returns having scored five goals in his last eight games for Bolton
The striker starts up front with Davies, who's appearance from the bench against Bury change the tide of the game
Just under 30 minutes until kick-off and Joe Mason has just been welcomed back over the tannoy
Today's referee is Eddie Ilderton from Tyne & Wear and he last took charge of a Wanderers game back in April 2013 away to Leicester
Recording three draws and one defeat
However, Bolton have failed to win any of their four games against the Nottinghamshire side since dropping out of the top division
If you're one of those who likes to look at past meetings between the clubs it is exactly tied:
Bolton victories 31
Forest victories 31
NFFC subs: De Vries, Lichaj, Grant, Osborn, Paterson, McLaughlin, Veldwijk
NFFC starting XI: Darlow, Hunt, Hobbs, Fox, Harding, Burke, Cohen(c), Reid, Antonio, Assombalonga, Fryatt
Bogdan, Ream and Wheater the only three to retain their place
Eight changes in total from the side that faced Bury in midweek
BWFC subs: Lonergan, Dervite, Trotter, Beckford, Feeney, Wilkinson, Pratley
Today's team (4-4-2): Bogdan; McNaughton, Wheater, Mills, Ream; Spearing, Medo, Chung-Yong, Danns; Mason, C Davies.
@MarcIles 3-1 forest— @Graham_Down 16 August 2014
@MarcIles 3-1 forest— @Graham_Down 16 August 2014
@MarcIles 0-2— @Yantzee39 16 August 2014
@MarcIles gone for 2-1 bwfc mason to score first— @gimpysimpy 16 August 2014
@MarcIles Bolton 0-2 Forest. We'll set up to "contain" them. We'll fail (again).— @HallsworthBWFC 16 August 2014
@MarcIles I will go 2-2 Marc, Mason to score the first on his 3rd debut— @DannyMRoberts 16 August 2014
@MarcIles #bwfc 1-3 #nffc— @BenMoore_070797 16 August 2014
@MarcIles Bolton 0 - 2 Forest— @elliot_turnbull 16 August 2014
How about some score predicitons?
Freedman speaks about the mental strength in his squad in his pre-match notes: "That doesn't just come in an instant. It can't be bought or forced. It's built up over a period of time and throughout the course of the season I believe it can help our club both on and off the pitch."
Big test against Forest today - and you sense it's a big afternoon for Dougie Freedman after two poor displays so far against Watford and Bury.
Good afternoon folks - welcome to Matchday Live!
We'll be back from around 1.30pm with all the pre-match news and gossip. Tweet your questions to @MarcIles and I'll do my best to answer them before the game.
Forest splashed out £5.5million on Britt Assombalonga this summer. But Dougie Freedman - a former Forest striker himself - says it won't be easy for him.
Joe Mason also stands by to make a debut of sorts for Wanderers - he had two loans spells at the club last season and Dougie Freedman feels he can once again be a success.
Adam Bogdan will start in goal against Forest today - read why Dougie Freedman has picked him ahead of Andy Lonergan here.