Freedman praises in-form Wanderers

Bolton celebrate their third goal against Sheffield Wednesday
Bolton celebrate their third goal against Sheffield Wednesday
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Bolton manager Dougie Freedman was pleased to see his team in control from the start as a strong first-half performance set them on their way to a 3-1 win at Sheffield Wednesday.

Goals from Neil Danns, Lee Chung-Yong and Liam Trotter put Bolton 3-0 up inside the opening half an hour.

Danns scored an eighth-minute opener, bundling the ball home from close range after Jermaine Beckford played the ball across the face of goal.

Lee added a second on 19 minutes after capitalising on a defensive error from Joe Mattock and Trotter made it 3-0 with a fine dipping shot.

Mattock then scored what proved to be a consolation goal seven minutes before half-time, finding the net with a superb 25-yard strike.

Freedman said: “It was very convincing. I felt that we had to make sure the first 20 minutes were done properly in terms of game plan and attitude because we were aware that Sheffield Wednesday would try to spring themselves into action.

“I felt that we were right on our game and deservedly went three goals up. We passed the ball very well from the back and through midfield.

“The hunger and desire was there as well. If anything, we probably should have scored more goals in the second half.

“Apart from a 10-15 minute spell Sheffield Wednesday had, I think it was a very convincing display.

“We will obviously bring one or two players in of the right profile over the summer and naturally one or two will move on. I’ve got to make sure that I’ve got one eye on the balance sheet.

“There won’t be drastic changes because I’ve got to make sure that I’ve got one eye on the balance sheet.”