Lionheart Nat can roar on Bolton
BOLTON boss Dougie Freedman claims his strikers could learn a lot from the late Nat Lofthouse as the Scot looks to join the club legend in Trotters folklore by leading them back to the top division.
A 9ft £100,000 bronze statue of Lofthouse was unveiled outside the Reebok yesterday, just before the Lion of Vienna’s 88th birthday.
“There are lots like Nat who the players today can learn from by video analysis,” Freedman said.
“I have not got too many clips of Nat but by talking about how he played and what he did, it definitely gives players a target to aim for. His goalscoring record itself can inspire players here now.”
Lofthouse notched 255 goals in 452 league games for Wanderers and 30 in just 33 England internationals.
“What a fitting tribute it is for what that man did for this club on and off the field,” added Freedman.
“Even being in Scotland, Nat’s name always came up when you talk about the best five England players.”