New Bolton signing Jermaine Beckford has revealed Trotters boss Dougie Freedman was instrumental in his transfer to the Reebok.
Beckford, 29, completed his protracted transfer to Wanderers on Wednesday from Leicester.
"The manager is a big part of the reason I decided to sign here," he told Bolton's official website.
"I know him quite well as a person and he [Freedman] is a top guy.
"We obviously played up front together at Leeds. Playing with him for that short period of time I certainly believe he helped make me a better player; I learned a lot from him.
"Since he became a manager he's someone I've always wanted to work with. I feel this is the perfect opportunity."