Dougie Freedman backs David Ngog to fire Bolton Wanderers home

Alex Livesey

David Ngog has really become known for not scoring goals in his relatively short career but based on what Dougie has seen of him, the manager's opinion is that Ngog is the boost Bolton need.

When David Ngog came on against Cardiff City a week ago, it was an Ngog we had not seen before. This wasn't the same striker that didn't like to shoot and thus didn't score. Instead, this impostor, whoever he was, went HAM all over Cardiff City. The man in the David Ngog shirt scored twice (with one wrongly called offside) and drew then penalty that allowed Martin Petrov to equalize. He did all of that and earned two yellow cards, all in the space of 27 minutes.

After sitting out in the 0-0 draw against Leicester City due to suspension, Ngog was recalled into the side and handed a starting spot for the weekend's draw against Blackpool. Ngog failed to get on the scoresheet again but manager Dougie Freedman thinks that he can get the best out of the striker. Freedman commented on Ngog's red card from the Cardiff game:

"I want David to play that way - I don't want this playing at 90 per cent. He's got to go and play. His character's formed, he is what he is. I'm not going to change him.

"I'm here to try and give him ideas. He's a talented boy and I want him to be who he is because I think if he shows us who he is as a man and does what he does then there's goals in there.

"If there's going to be goals in there then we're going to be reaping the rewards. So more of what I've seen would be my message."

The important thing to remember is that despite it seeming like Ngog has been playing for ages, he is still relatively young at just 23 years old. Hopefully David manages to find his shooting boots ahead of Barnsley this weekend and manages to get a couple in the back of the net this weekend.

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