CRYSTAL Palace boss Neil Warnock says Dougie Freedman will bounce back from his Bolton Wanderers departure.
Freedman and the The Trotters parted company recently following a poor start to the new season, and Warnock has sympathy for the Scotsman.
"I am disappointed but nothing surprises me in football," the boss said.
"Look at the guy getting sacked from Scunthorpe [Russ Wilcox]. He went on a winning run last season and got some record as manager there.
"The one thing about Dougie is that he would have learnt a lot from this experience. It will stand him good stead when he gets his next job."
Bolton appointed former Celtic boss Neil Lennon as Freedman's successor on Monday.