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Freedman Faith rewarded


Bolton Wanderers finally managed to pull themselves out of the relegation zone after securing the first win of the season against Rotherham United. Bolton had made a poor start to the season, which raised a lot of questions about the club due to the overhanging financial crisis. Bolton have debts of more than £ 150 million and relegation to the League One will be financially crippling to the club. After six matches in the new season, Bolton were still without a win. This poor record finally ended after a nailbiting 3-2 win over Rotherham.
Bolton came into the match after being taken just one point in the last four matches. They recently arrested on the slide of consecutive defeat with a 0-0 draw with Sheffield Wednesday last weekend. They have now managed to take advantage of the home support to get their first win of the season. Wordsworth’s goal for Rotherham early in the first half appeared to put more misery on the home team, but Joe Mason provided a stunning hat-trick to secure three points. After the match, manager Dougie Freedman said that his faith in the current crop of players was finally rewarded with this victory.
The club will be hoping to carry this form into the away matches as well. They take on Wolverhampton Wanderers during the weekend. "It is not a relief to see it - it just justifies my belief in the players. I was never concerned over this difficult period. I'm very proud of the players as everyone put their body on the line for the football club to make sure we got that win. We got it right in terms of showing pride and passion first, and quality at the end to come through. The work-rate the two of them put in, unsettling the back four throughout the game, was key to us playing well,” said Freedman.