'I'm spoilt for choice,' says Bolton Wanderers boss Dougie Freedman
WANDERERS boss Dougie Freedman is relishing another selection headache at Doncaster tomorrow night.
The Scot is having to make tough decisions at present with some of his star men from earlier in the season sitting on the sidelines.
But Freedman is delighted to have options available and competition for places.
He believes it is that factor that has seen them lose just once in 10 games and stretch their unbeaten away run to five matches with a last-gasp 1-0 victory at Huddersfield on Saturday.
The matchwinner on Saturday was one of Freedman’s loan additions and he says the impact of those he has brought in has been key as he starts to see his own team forming.
Freedman said: “I’m looking forward to this week because I now have a group of players who know that no position is guaranteed.
“We have top players in there who know if they don’t perform at the highest level like their team-mates, we can soon change things around.
“We have a really strong squad and bench and this week we hope to be as strong as we can be.
“You need competition if you are going to win in the Championship.
“At the beginning of the season we were having to play players who were not fully fit or we didn’t have the resources to change it when we had a lot of games.
“Now we have that, we have a good injection of players to come on and perform.
“That’s healthy for the club.” Not only is Freedman pleased to have competition for places but he is also pleased with the quality of the personnel at his disposal And he stands by his heavy involvement in the loan market.
Freedman added: “I was criticised in January by some about letting players out but that was done to get loan players in who want to be at the football club and who were good players.
“I just felt the football club needed people who wanted to play for the football club for the right reasons. “We have that now and benefit from that.”
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