Freedman left the club last week, one day before the Trotters went down 2-1 at home to Bournemouth.
Currently sitting at the foot of the Championship table, the cub have a fortnight break in playing action to search for, and hopefully appoint, the right man to lead Bolton back up into the Premier League. A number of names have been rumoured to have shown interest in the job, with Malky Mackay, Owen Coyle and Chris Hughton all looking for work, although former Trotters captain Phil Brown looks to be unavailable at this present moment in time.
Jay Spearing, who started his career at Liverpool, before signing for Bolton permanently after impressing during a season-long loan spell, now captains the Trotters, and he netted the first goal of the post-Freedman reign - although his equaliser at the Macron Stadium counted for nothing with Callum Wilson’s brace stealing the points for Bournemouth.
Despite the loss, Spearing is confident things will pick up when a new manager is appointed, and he revealed to the Bolton News that there is a real sense of unity amongst the playing squad - with a keen desire to force an upturn in fortunes in the coming weeks.
He said: “After the game against Bournemouth we, as a group of players, felt like we wanted another game straight away.
“In another sense though, it’ll allow for some change in the club.
“We look forward to whatever happens and whoever comes in has a very determined group of players. Every single one of us wants to get out of the situation that we’re in right now.
“There’s no doubting that this is a very important time for everyone involved with the club.
“We all want the same thing – to see our football club doing well both on and off the pitch.
“We’re all in it together. The support from the fans during the game against Bournemouth was fantastic and there was a real sense of unity. That’s exactly what we need right now.”
With the two-week break from Championship action, the appointment of a new manager is likely to occur before the league campaign resumes. As a result, the new man will be looking to get off to a winning start when the club travel to Birmingham City on October 18.