Dougie Freedman has explained to the Nottingham Forest website what he’s looking to drill into his players as quickly as possible.
Freedman was appointed as the club’s new manager when Stuart Pearce was sacked and he’s wasting no time getting his message across to his playing staff.
“I want team commitment. I’ve got to get that into them very, very quickly. I’ve got to make sure they understand what responsibility they’ve got playing for such a big club,” said the new manager.
His comments will be extremely encouraging to the club’s fans because they suggest a stronger identity with the club from the first team.
That should strengthen the relationship between players and supporters, which will benefit the club in big games at home and away over the rest of the season.
If he can drill that mentality into the team, it should also improve the resilience and basic qualities of the side.
Everyone will give a little more because they feel more passionate and that in turn should make Forest a more difficult team to beat.
Forest have slipped down to 12th in the table after maintaining an impressive position over the early stages of the season.
A play-off place is not impossible though it’s definitely a difficult task with the side currently 13 points off of the pace with only 18 games left in the season.
Commitment should give the side a better chance of improving their consistency and Freedman seems determined for the club to give themselves the best possible chance.