Keep calm and carry on: Dougie Freedman won’t let Bolton Wanderers get carried away after thrashing Leeds

Dougie Freedman wants his Bolton Wanderers side to not get carried away after their 5-1 thrashing of Leeds at Elland Road on Saturday.

Goals from Joe Mason, Lukas Jutkiewicz, Zat Knight, Mark Davies and Andre Moritz helped the Trotters to their biggest win at Elland Road and more importantly gave Freedman’s side a third consecutive Championship win.

Freedman though wants his side to continue this superb run and extend their winning streak to four games when they face promotion chasing Derby County on Tuesday.

“It’s a great result, but as with previous games during the season we will try and remain calm, even though we have secured a fantastic result away against a very good Leeds side,” Freedman told

“People who have watched us over the last ten to twelve games will have seen that we have been putting the performances in, and now the results are starting to go with the performances, which is very pleasing to see.”

Bolton took the lead on the stroke of half-time through Mason as the on-loan Cardiff City striker netted for the third straight game in a row since his return to the Trotters.

The second half was almost delayed when a sprinkler broke at half-time but luckily the problem was fixed before it managed to flood the pitch.

Leeds United’s defence though sprang a leak in the second half as they conceded three goals in 20 minutes to put Bolton out of sight.

After Jutkiewicz, Knight and Davies scored Andre Moritz made it five just before the final whistle but there was still time for a Matt Smith consolation goal for the home side.

The overall performance left Freedman licking his lips at his sides display and singled out his side’s ruthlessness as the key factor in their 5-1 victory.

“It was a fantastic professional performance,” the Scot said.

“I felt we were calm in possession and controlled the midfield, but when we had to defend we did that really well too.

“But more importantly we proved how ruthless we could be and that was shown in the result itself.”

Now Bolton’s winning streak will be put to the test as they travel to face third place Derby on Tuesday night.

Steve McClaren’s side have lost their last two Championship games which will encourage Bolton to try and record their first league win away to the Rams since 1981.

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