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Dougie Freedman to face former club - Bolton Wanderers v Nottingham Forest

21 August 2015

Dougie Freedman will return to the Macron Stadium for the first time since his Bolton Wanderers departure, when he takes his Nottingham Forest side to face his former club on Saturday.

The 41-year-old manager left Wanderers by mutual consent in October 2014 after winning just one of 10 league games at the start of last season.

Overall, his tenure at Bolton produced 33 victories from 94 games, with a 35 per cent win rate.

Freedman was then appointed at the City Ground in February 2015, replacing Stuart Pearce. He oversaw a positive start to life with Forest and won five of six games during the first month of his tenure, which included a 4-1 home victory against Bolton.

They've only managed three more successes since, however, from 22 matches, at a win percentage of 36. They've also had an indifferent start to 2015/16.

Freedman's side lost their first game against Brighton & Hove Albion before beating Rotherham United 2-1 at the City Ground. In midweek, they were held to a 0-0 draw by Charlton Athletic.

Bolton, meanwhile, are rooted to the foot of the Sky Bet Championship table at this early stage with only one point from their three matches, and they will continue their search for the elusive first goal of their season – they are the only Football League side yet to hit the back of the net in 2015/16.

They will also be after their first league triumph against Forest since March 2001. The six meetings since have either ended level or in their opponent's favour.

See how Dougie Freedman's Forest fare against his former club Bolton on Saturday by following our goal updates on Twitter via @SkyBetChamp.

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