Take fight to Tigers: Dougie Freedman wants Bolton Wanderers to be ruthless against Hull City

By John McDougall

Dougie Freedman believes Bolton Wanderers need to be ruthless in front of goal to get a result against Hull City ahead of their Reebok Stadium clash. 

The Trotters take on Steve Bruce’s promotion-chasers on the back of two successive away draws to Nottingham Forest and Derby County respectively.

And though insisting his side must be vigilant of the high-flying Tigers, Wanderers manager Freedman has called on them to take their chances when they come. 

“It will be a tough game, they always are but I do believe this game at home suits us,” Freedman told Bolton’s official website.

“Hull are a counter attacking team, a very strong unit and they try and catch you on the counter attack.

“We have to make sure that we take our chances because they do not give you a lot of opportunities.”

The Whites go into the game against a side 13 places and 23 points ahead of them in the Championship table.

Though now four points clear of the relegation zone, and being unable to fault his side’s attitude, the Glaswegian has demanded better performances from them.

“As a manager I want to make sure we play at our highest level,” he said. “For me as a coach, we have to do better.

“I have said to the lads to keep on believing in themselves and what we are doing. We have a good structure and work hard for each other.

“The commitment is certainly there and I am very proud to say that. We need more free flow in our attack which I am looking forward to doing.”

Stuart Holden and Medo Kamara both require late fitness checks and Marcos Alonso will return from a one-match ban, but Keith Andrews and Joe Riley are out.

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