Mills Says club are ready to back Freedman

Bolton Wanderers defender Matt Mills says that the club are prepared to back manager Dougie Freedman all the way. The manager has made a stop start to the new season after failing to win any of the matches so far. As a result, Bolton sit in a relegation zone after five matches this season with just one point on the board. Further continuation of such poor results will see the club relegated to the second division of the football league, which would almost kill the club that is already suffering from a lot of financial problems.

However, Mills believes that the club will be able to improve the situation if the players remain confident and stick together. The only point that Bolton have taken this season has come in the 2-2 draw against Nottingham Forest, while the recently secured a 3-2 win over Crewe Alexandra after extra time in the League Cup. This was immediately followed by a 1-0 defeat against Leeds United that further threatened to end in Freedman losing his job. Bolton set to take over Sheffield Wednesday after the international break. This will be home match followed by a home encounter against Rotherham United.

They represent ideal opportunities to take six points due to the home advantage according to Mills, who has featured in all the five Championship matches.

“We need to stick together and work hard and when the tide turns we’ll start winning games like this four or five one. The manager is fantastic. He gives the players the freedom to go and express themselves. He puts a lot of trust in his players and the way we started the game I think a few let him down. Then we gave Leeds something to hold onto so it was an uphill battle,” said Mills, who has scored one goal this season.