Dougie Freedman reacts to Nottingham Forest’s win against Bolton Wanderers in Championship

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Nottingham Forest hammered Bolton Wanderers 4-1 at home in the Championship on Saturday.

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman has expressed his delight with his side’s win against Bolton Wanderers on the club’s official website.

Forest continued their impressive run of form under manager Freedman on Saturday when they got the better of Bolton 4-1 at home in the Championship.

The Reds headed into the clash at the City Ground on the back of a 4-4 draw with Blackpool away from home and were favourites to pick up all three points against the Trotters.

As it turned out, the Reds eased to a win at home and made it it 10 points from a possible 12 in the Championship under Freedman, who replaced Stuart Pearce as the club’s manager earlier this month.

Chris Burke put Forest in the lead after just eight minutes, and Michail Antonio doubled the advantage in the 17th minute.

Although Adam Le Fondre halved the deficit for Bolton from the penalty spot on the stroke of half time, Henri Lansbury's spot kick made it 3-1 on 65 minutes and Burke added his second on 68 minutes.

The comprehensive 4-1 win for Forest means that the Nottingham-based side are currently ninth in the Championship table with 44 points from 32 matches, 12 points behind sixth-placed Watford.

Following the match, Freedman underlined why his players could register such a comfortable victory.

“I am happy because we won the three points with a fantastic performance,” the 40-year-old told Forest’s official website. “We attacked with great numbers in the first 30 minutes and scored two wonderful goals.

“We had a little setback but we came out and looked strong for the first 15 minutes of the second half.

"There were no nerves about us, we passed it well, we attacked when had to. It was all-round very good result for us.”

Forest are back in action on Wednesday when they host Bournemouth at the City Ground in the Championship.

Although the Cherries are challenging for a top-two finish in the table this season, one should not write off the Reds’ chances of a win.

Eddie Howe’s side have not won any of their last three league fixtures and are low on confidence at the moment.

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