Match Reaction: Forest v Bolton

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Nottingham Forest and Bolton met in the Championship on Saturday afternoon with both sides trying to maintain the attacking intent they had shown in recent games while also cutting down on the number of goals conceded.

Matches involving the two sides last weekend produced a total of 15 goals as the Reds drew 4-4 at Blackpool while the Whites were losing 4-3 at home to Watford.

And this one did not disappoint as Forest ran out 4-1 winners to continue their excellent form under new manager Dougie Freedman.

Two goals to the good inside 17 minutes, Reds striker Dexter Blackstock was full of praise afterwards for the attacking ethos Freedman has instilled.

He told the official club website: “It’s a dream for me to play in a team with two wingers.”

Freedman himself, having enjoyed a heavy win against the club he left earlier in the season, was quick to play down talk of making the play-offs afterwards with the Reds now 12 points behind Watford who occupy the final spot.

He was, however, quick to praise his players and their willingness to improve, saying that ‘going into work on Monday morning is just a joy.’