Bolton are currently without a recognised left-back in the first team squad after Marc Tierney fractured his foot against Yeovil in September.
As a result Alex Baptiste has filled in, though Freedman has drawn up a list of potential targets with his recruitment team, with a new full-back at the top of the agenda.
“We need to add a left-back, there’s no doubt about that,” Freedman said in his pre-match press conference.
“That’s where a little bit of bad luck has come in for us this season. It’s the one position that we haven’t got any cover in.
“Unfortunately we don’t have a younger player in the development squad who is ready to step up right now.
“Alex has done a good job for us in most of the games, but there is going to be times when he is wrong-footed or that he is going to come up against a difficult opponent.
“I still believe that we could also do with a little bit of pace out wide and as a manager you’re always on the lookout for goal-scoring strikers.
“There are also positions that we feel we are ready to make a move on if certain players move out if we get the right money for them.
“Over the year that I have been involved, this is a fantastic club to work for because there is a set plan in place. All I do is implement that plan.
“We’ve made the team more energetic and dynamic and we will continue to try and move the club forward.
“At this moment in time we have got a list of five players that we would like to add to the squad.
“We’ve also got to be realistic that we also have to move people out. I have got a responsibility to the board to make sure that the finances are sound.
“I’ve also got a responsibility to the fans to make sure that we’ve got a football club that is moving in the right direction.
“We look forward to January and we will see what happens.”