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Freedman plans to copy Foxes

Bolton manager Dougie Freedman saw Leicester seal the Sky Bet Championship title at the Reebok Stadium and admits he would like to follow Nigel Pearson's model for promotion.

The Foxes claimed the three points they needed to be crowned champions with substitute Lloyd Dyer's fine second-half strike giving Pearson's side, who have been at the summit since before Christmas, a 1-0 win over Wanderers.

Leicester largely dominated the contest against a Bolton side with little to play for after a run of recent good results moved them into mid-table safety.

However, Wanderers were a threat on the counter and Lukas Jutkiewicz steered a brilliant chance wide just 36 seconds before Dyer struck.

"I'm building a team that is committed and is going to put their bodies on the line for the cause," Freedman said.

"You can start to see that in the second half of the season with our points tally. Leicester have done it in a way that I would like to copy with young, hungry players.

"They went and bought their players for a significant amount of money; we are going to have to find them a little bit rougher and polish them up."