Sep 052014
 

WANDERERS’ Under-18s coach David Lee wants his young players to regroup during the international break and come back fighting after slipping to a disappointing 6-0 home defeat to Middlesbrough.

After a promising start to the FA U18 Premier League North Group, Lee’s side put in a poor display on home turf last Saturday to suffer their first defeat of the season.

But the coach is confident his teenage team will respond in the right way in their next outing at Newcastle next Saturday.

Lee said: “Overall, it was poor performance after a good one last week.

“It was a bit of a reality check for the players who now must look to react positively in training.

“It was a disappointing day where we conceded two goals to penalties.

“At the other end, Jamie Thomas had a couple of good one-on-one opportunities but was denied by the Boro keeper.

“The manner of defeat is frustrating but we will look to put it right at Newcastle after the break.”

Thomas continued to build on his reputation when he scored two goals in two international friendles for Wales Under-19s against hosts Montenegro this week.

Meanwhile, Wanderers U21s have added two cup dates to their fixture list.

Jamie Fullarton’s development squad will host Oldham in the Manchester FA Senior Cup at the County Ground in Leyland on Tuesday, kick off 2pm.

They will also travel to the Robin Park Arena on Tuesday, November 11 to face Wigan in the Lancashire FA Senior Cup, also at 2pm.

Sep 052014
 

ALMOST a year after breaking his leg, Marc Tierney has finally been given a boost with the news he could return by Christmas.

Wanderers’ forgotten man has been in the wilderness since breaking his leg against Yeovil last September.

He aborted a comeback attempt at the end of last season because of complications in his recovery, which then forced him into another operation in the summer.

But the 29-year-old, signed on a free transfer from Norwich City, is now making progress and aiming at a return to action by the end of this year.

Dougie Freedman admits he will have to be careful with the defender after such a long spell out of the game.

“He had an operation in the summer and he is geared up to be back hopefully some time this year, maybe Christmas,” he said. “The problem isn’t going to be the leg; the problem is he is going to have missed 18 months of football because from my experience it takes you six months to get going again.

“He seems to feel a lot better this time. He had a limp last time because of the scar tissue but there is no limp or scar tissue this time.

“So that will be November, December, January to get going again.”

Freedman praised Tierney for working hard to keep himself in shape despite not being able to compete on the pitch.

“He is a very strong character,” the Whites boss said. “He is in every day working away in the gym so his body is still in a very good shape. That will certainly help him.”

Freedman failed to find a specialist replacement for the left-back through most of last season, plugging the gap with Tim Ream and Alex Baptiste.

He signed Dean Moxey from Crystal Palace this summer but has only been able to play him once, in a less-than-memorable debut against Watford on the opening day, because of a foot injury.

“It was a huge blow what happened to Marc at the time, but we had to get on with it,” Freedman said. “It was a dent in the team, so we’ll be hoping we don’t have too much more to cope with this season.

“We have it covered with Dean and hopefully Marc will be back with us this side of Christmas and we’ll be fairly strong in that position then.”

Sep 042014
 

DOUGIE Freedman has fired a warning to his front men – sharpen up, or else.

After watching his side waste several good chances at Leeds United last weekend and emerge pointless, the Wanderers boss is demanding instant improvement from his attacking players when they reconvene after the international break.

Craig Davies, Joe Mason and Jermaine Beckford have shared the burden up front in the first five games, which have yielded just one point.

And Freedman believes the lack of ruthlessness in front of goal has been a major contributing factor in the club’s poor start.

“You cannot keep saying you are unlucky,” he told The Bolton News. “Sometimes you have to stand up and be counted when that pressure is on you to perform.

“Being an ex-goal-scorer I think you have got to want to score goals. They don’t just come to you.

“I’ve had those kind of opportunities and I’ve missed plenty of them as well – but we need to start showing some more urgency. We’re letting ourselves down at the moment.”

Wanderers’ problems are not confined to attack, and Freedman admits there is plenty of improvement to be made in defence before the next home double header against Sheffield Wednesday and Rotherham United.

“We are giving teams something to hold on to,” he said. “I don’t think the team is lacking in confidence, we have shown there is still some fight in us.

“I think we have shown the right energy in games but when you make these silly mistakes at the back it hurts you.”

Freedman returns to Euxton today after helping Scotland’s Under-19s in their friendly against the Czech Republic. And he intends to use the time to maximum advantage.

“It gives us a little bit more time to put some work into the players, so I don’t think the international break is a bad thing,” he said.

“I’m not getting too down about the start we have made, it won’t do any good.

“There are things that I need to work on but I think it’s a mental thing now, like when we get into a lead we keep ourselves there.”

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