Davies injury sours Bolton win

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Bolton boss Dougie Freedman hailed his defence as they held out against Peterborough to secure a 1-0 win at the Reebok Stadium.

“For me the signs were there that the training ground work we do day-in, day-out is paying off,” said Freedman.

“Apart from the first 15-20 minutes it wasn’t our most fantastic display on the ball, but off the ball, to a man, we worked very hard and made it difficult for Peterborough to have any clear-cut chances.

“Our defensive display has got to be talked about because we were asked a lot of questions.”

Craig Dawson scored the game’s only goal after just five minutes as Wanderers built on Saturday’s 4-1 win over Hull.

The only sour note for Bolton came with a first-half injury to Mark Davies, who has only recently returned from shoulder surgery.

“It has been a massive blow for us to miss Mark for the last three months. He twisted his knee and we’ll see in the morning (how severe it is),” explained Freedman.

“He’s got a scan so let’s keep our fingers crossed.”

Freedman also explained the absence from his matchday 18 of Chris Eagles and Tyrone Mears.

“Eagles is not well. He phoned in on Monday, and Tyrone Mears has a blood infection so the two of them had to miss tonight,” added the Wanderers boss.