Hot to trott: New boy Liam Trotter backs Dougie Freedman to turn Bolton Wanderers fortunes around

By Tom Belger

Bolton new boy Liam Trotter is hoping to take his chance in the centre of Wanderers’ midfield and end the Whites’ winless run against Bournemouth at the Reebok Stadium this afternoon.

Wanderers haven’t won in the Championship since Boxing Day and are beginning to be dragged back into the relegation battle as they sit precariously in 20th place only four points above third bottom Charlton Athletic.

However deadline day signing Trotter believes that his new side can turn their bad form around and is adamant Dougie Freedman is still the right man to be leading Bolton in their survival bid.

“He is a young and up-and-coming manager and a few people that I know who have played and worked under him spoke very highly of him,” Trotter told Bolton’s club website.

“Bolton Wanderers are a very good club, one that has aspirations to get back to the Premier League. 

“I feel like this is a great opportunity for me. It’s a new challenge and a new start.”

Trotter also believes he can contribute himself to Bolton’s survival bid by chipping in with a few goals starting with tomorrow’s game against Bournemouth.

“On the pitch, I’m a big central midfielder, someone who is looking to dominate the game and my opponent. I have got a big physical presence, but I like to play and get on the ball. 

“I’m hoping to chip in with a few goals – that is one of my main aims here as I like to get forward and in and around the box, so I’ll be hoping to contribute with a few goals.”

Bolton will be confident of ending their winless run by beating the Cherries after they managed to take all three points when the sides met in November.

After Freedman’s men won 2-0 at Dean Court they managed to secure back to back victories and if history repeats itself then it could go a long way in helping them climb up the Championship table and towards safety.

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