Dougie Freedman has been encouraged by Bolton's determined approach in his first three games as manager.

The Trotters are unbeaten since Freedman took control at the Reebok Stadium thanks to a debut win over high-flying Cardiff and consecutive draws against Leicester and Blackpool.

Although Freedman accepts Wanderers, 17th in the npower Championship, are not playing with the desired confidence levels, he praised their application in riding out difficult moments.

He said: "I feel this team are not playing at the top of their game, I feel we're not playing with the confidence that we should.

"But I'm very pleased with their attitude and determination to get the results.

"I feel there's a lot more to come, so I'm sitting here very pleased with what we've seen, very excited about what's going to come and looking forward to building on what we've seen over the last couple of games."