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Reo-Coker tips Bolton for Premier League promotion

Reo-Coker has lavished praise on Bolton boss Dougie Freedman (©GettyImages)
Reo-Coker has lavished praise on Bolton boss Dougie Freedman (©GettyImages).

Ex-Bolton midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker has tipped his old side Bolton Wanderers to get promotion straight back to the Premier League, after enduring one season in the second tier.

The 28-year-old currently plying his trade at canadian side Vancouver Whitecaps, has expressed his belief that Dougie Freedman has implemented a new footballing philosophy into the team which will enable them to get promoted.

Bolton currently lay sixth in the nPower Championship table and have a colossal game against Blackpool at home on Saturday, to secure a place a in a coveted play-off position.

Reo Coker told talkSport: "I still speak to a few of the Bolton boys and the dressing room is very happy," 

"The football they're playing, the style they're playing; Dougie has come in and changed how they're playing, and I really do believe they have the quality, the players and what it needs for them to go up.

"I like it (the play-offs), I think it's exciting for the fans and also for the players. It is a great format and I don't think you should ever change that, I think it makes the season more exciting.

"Since Dougie has gone in there, I think he won one and they drew quite a lot of games - and maybe lost one or two - but since then they've stabalised the ship.

"The players that they've got - I played with them last year and I know what they're about and their ability. I do believe that they can make the Premier League, if they get in that play-off spot.

"I believe they have the right mentality and the right manager. He's got the experience and he's a young manager, up-and-coming, and I'm sure he'll be able to get them promoted back to the Premier League."

 

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