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A fair result

22 August 2015

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman was frustrated to see his side concede late on at Bolton but admitted a draw was fair.

The Reds were denied three points when Scott Dobbie scored in second-half injury time to level the scores at 1-1.

David Vaughan earlier came off the bench to open the scoring in spectacular style, but his manager accepted it wasn’t enough to justify his side taking home three points.

Freedman said: “Taking the emotion out of it, I felt 1-1 was a fair result.

“We played fantastically in the first half, passed the ball very well, but we didn’t have enough attacking threat.

“Second half we opened the game up a little bit and still controlled it with our passing, but we know we need to get a couple of attackers in - that’s what let us down today.

“Being 1-0 up with a couple of minutes to go, you would like to hang on. But I have to be true to myself and say ‘Did we do enough to win the game? Probably not.’”

Freedman made four unforced changes to his side ahead of the match in a bid to keep his players fresh after a busy run of fixtures.

The manager said: “I’ve got a good relationship with the players - I explain things very openly to them. With three games in a week I felt we needed to change it around a little bit.

“David Vaughan came on and gave us some fresh legs. Him and Chris Burke turned the game, they gave us that real attacking threat we needed.”

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