Date: 13th March 2014 at 11:14am
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The championship season continued for Bolton in midweek as they looked to build on successive wins.

Bolton went to Derby County’s iPro Stadium, aka Pride Park, on Tuesday night looking for a third successive win but had to be content with a 0-0 draw.

Dougie Freedman conceded that Derby put on a very good performance and knows that they would be disappointed not to have won but praised the resilient defensive display from his side, something that he also feels until recently wouldn’t have happened.

The Bolton boss said: ‘We had to reshape very quickly because Derby produced a very good attacking display, probably one of the best I’ve witnessed this season.

‘They passed it and moved very well so we had to make sure we defended well which we did to get a very good point and one we should be proud of.

‘It’s a very good point for us because Derby are fighting for promotion and three months ago that wouldn’t have happened to us.

‘We showed a resilience in our defending and I’m very proud of that point because it was one we would not have got earlier in the season.

‘It was a fantastic display by Derby and they are probably disappointed they didn’t win but you can’t fault our effort or commitment.’

Confidence would have been high after 4-0 and 5-1 wins over Blackburn Rovers and Leeds United respectively but Derby looked the most likely victors on the night so it must be viewed as a point won and not two lost?

Mr Ecky sends his best to the Vital Bolton community, he’s currently not well, he’ll be back as soon as possible and in the meantime, he’s got a staff writer to fill in for him.

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