Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman has praised his team on a job well done in the win over Bolton Wanderers.

Freedman caused even more misery for his former club by guiding his side to a comfortable 3-0 win.

It was looking like it would be a good day for Forest when Bolton goalkeeper Ben Amos took down Jamie Ward in the box and Nelson Oliveira stepped up and converted the penalty.

Forest quickly doubled their lead when Ward caused more trouble for the Bolton defence when his cross was headed in by Oliver Burke.

Ward then capped off a man of the match performance when his left footed shot from outside the box flew past the substitute goalkeeper Paul Rachubka.

The win means Forest move into the top half of the Championship in 12th place while Bolton remain bottom of the table.

Following the game, Freedman told the club website: “I’m very happy. It was a fantastic performance. I thought we moved the ball with great intensity and put on a very encouraging display.”

“It was always going to be a difficult match but I think we treated the game properly and got the job done.

“Jamie Ward for me is the best free transfer out there. He gets goals, he’s infectious, he’s bubbly – and he showed today why he was one of the first signings I made in the summer. He’s all about the team.”

“I think he’s a typical Nottingham Forest player – dropping into holes, getting it, giving it. I think the crowd appreciated his energy levels and the way he played the game today.”