‘More to come’: Dougie Freedman challenges Bolton Wanderers to give it all for play-off place

By John McDougall

Dougie Freedman feels his ambitious Bolton Wanderers side can give more in their efforts to strengthen their play-off hopes against Leicester City.

The Trotters go into the King Power Stadium clash with the best record in the Championship in 2013, rising from the relegation zone to sixth in a matter of months.

And after overseeing a meteoric rise that has seen them win ten of their last 14 league games, Freedman is demanding no let-up from the Reebok Stadium outfit.

“Hand on heart we have still got more to come,” he told Bolton’s official website.

“There are spells where we are playing very well.

“I am happy with the way our results are going but I am looking forward to seeing this team fulfil their potential.

“I am always looking to try and set high standards and I believe we are on the right path. We have a good spirit in the camp and we are riding high in confidence.”

The Whites go into the game just two points and as many places ahead of the Foxes, who have similar hopes for the play-offs.

Wanderers’ away league form though has suffered this season – winning just four – and Freedman believes his side must be wary and organised in their East Midlands trip.  

“It is a game we have to take seriously because they have got threatening players and can hurt you,” said the Glaswegian.

“We prepare in a certain way, no matter the occasion, we have our own standards and performance levels.

“We are looking forward to the match and we have got players who are in form, structured and know exactly what their roles are.

“We will be approaching it in the same manner and it is a game we are capable of winning.”

Midfielder Jay Spearing is expected to recover from a bruised toe, while striker Craig Davies is a possible starter having scored the winner over Bristol City at the weekend.

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