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Hard work paying off for Ngog - Freedman

16 December 2012

Bolton boss Dougie Freedman reserved special praise for David Ngog after his brace off the bench saw the Trotters clinch all three npower Championship points against Charlton.

It was a game that lacked any real spark until Ngog set the Reebok Stadium faithful into delirium, the Frenchman dancing his way around two defenders in the box before striking the ball into the bottom-left corner for his first.

It was the same again when the former Liverpool marksman was set free by Kevin Davies' pass through the heart of the Addicks defence, with Ngog going past the last man with ease before slotting past Ben Hamer once more for his second.

Freedman said: "David Ngog turns up every day and works very hard on the training ground and that should be the headline, not his goals.

"He's got a great leader to learn off in Kevin Davies and I myself like to think that I can help him make the most of his career."

The result ended a seven-match unbeaten run for Chris Powell's men, who have now dropped into the bottom half of the table and below the Trotters into 14th.

Despite the result, Powell was pleased with the way his team performed.

He said: "We were disappointed because we grew into the game and created the better chances.

"Bolton have obviously come down from the Premier League and that always makes it a difficult game.

"We are good away from home and we got the right balance between attack and defence throughout today. In the end, though, we were beaten by a substitute who has a huge pedigree in the game and he has made a huge difference."

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