FOREST PURRING UNDER DAVIES
ON paper, this was a clash between two title contenders. In reality it was 90 minutes of one-way traffic.
And don’t be swayed by the fact Bolton were down to ten me.
From the moment Jamie Mackie nipped in to put Forest ahead after two minutes, the Trotters looked ready for the coach ride home.
They never got to grips with Forest’s high-tempo pressing, nor with Radoslaw Majewski’s elusive scheming behind the front two.
The little Pole was everywhere, setting up the first two goals and finding gaps all over the shop.
Ignored by Steves McClaren and Cotterill, Majewski is repaying Davies’ faith in spades.
Bolton lacked creativity and any kind of threat up front and did themselves no favours by resorting to kicking anything that moved.
If there is one consolation for Dougie Freedman it is that he won’t face many sides better than Forest this year - who certainly look like title contenders.