No motivation? Not here! Bolton Wanderers’ Dougie Freedman says no mid-table boredom at Reebok Stadium

Bolton boss Dougie Freedman says his side are still motivated despite appearing to have little to play for in the Championship.

While not mathematically safe from relegation, the team should have enough to maintain their Championship status but are too far away to challenge for the play-offs.

Freedman believes a lack of motivation will not be an issue for his players for the remainder of the season.

“I was always self-motivated as a player – I’m hoping that my standards rub off on the players,” Freedman told his weekly press conference.

“We lack no motivation.

“While others might think (last week) is a meaningless game we put our bodies on the line for 90 minutes.

“I want self-motivated players and the players that I’ve bought are a certain type that bring that to the party.”

Bolton travel to Huddersfield this weekend to face Mark Robins’ side, who sit one place above Wanderers in the Championship table.

Both sides should be safe from the threat of relegation but are in contrasting form.

Bolton have lost just one of their last nine games while Huddersfield are without a win in their last six.

Freedman believes his side are in great shape to go to Huddersfield and continue their run of form.

“We are in a very good condition right now,” Freedman said.

“We need to make sure that we go there and make sure they don’t start well.

“They are a very capable side. We must keep the game as tight as we possibly can and then grow into the game.”

Huddersfield won the meeting between the two sides at The Reebok earlier in the season but face Bolton without top scorer James Vaughan who has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.

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