The manager of Bolton Wanderers, Dougie Freedman, has expressed his disappointment over his team’s defeat in the previous match against Charlton Athletic, but, he has also said that his team still has the chance of making its way into the play offs.
Bolton Wanderers is currently at no. 9 in the Championship points table with 54 points in 39 matches. They have secured 14 wins in the ongoing Championship so far.
In the match against Charlton Athletic, the Trotters were off to a blistering start. They were leading by 2-0 in the 20th minute of the match. But, after that second goal, nothing went in their favour. Their lead got reduced to 1-2 in the 25th minute when Johnnie Jackson opened the scoring for Charlton.
Samuel Ricketts was shown the red card in the 58th minute of the match and Bolton was left with only 10 men. Just a couple of minutes later, Charlton equalized. It was Dorian Dervite who scored the leveller.
Charlton got penalty in the 63rd minute. That was a great chance for them to get ahead in the match. They didn’t let that opportunity go. Yann Kermorgant took the shot and he made no mistake.
With only 10 men, it was very difficult for the Trotters to comeback. They tried hard, but, couldn’t level the scores.
In the post match press conference, Freedman said, “We began well and kept them under pressure in the entire first half, but, after losing Samuel, things became tough for us.”
“I think we can still make it to the play offs. All we have to do is to win a few matches and we will be back on track.”
Bolton Wanderers will play its next match against Huddersfield Town. That match will be played at the Reebok Stadium on Tuesday.