Dougie Freedman reacts to Nottingham Forest’s win v Brighton & Hove Albion

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Nottingham Forest returned to winning ways with victory over Brighton & Hove Albion in the Championship on Saturday.

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman has been speaking to BBC Sport about his side’s performance against Brighton & Hove Albion.

Forest returned to winning ways in the Championship earlier this evening when they edged past Brighton 3-2 away from home.

In what proved to be an entertaining and topsy-turvy encounter, the Nottingham-based side had to come from behind and survive a late scare for the three points.

Freedman was delighted with his team’s performance and told BBC Sport: “We had to make sure we were compact, we had to make sure we were committed to each other.

"As the game went on we grew more in confidence in our attacking play, resulting in that third goal. I am really, really enjoying working with the players we have and I'm so proud to be the Forest manager."

Positive start

Although Forest’s victory was not comprehensive and they also conceded two goals, the win is certainly encouraging and something to build on.

It was Freedman’s first game in charge of the Reds after he replaced the sacked Stuart Pearce as the club’s manager earlier this month.

Of course, a single victory does not mean that things will start to change rightaway, but the Forest players and fans can now be more positive.

Freedman made no fewer than five changes from the side which took to the field for Pearce's last game against Millwall.

It will probably take some time for the 40-year-old to get to know his players properly, but if the team can pick up points during this period, then it will be massive for Forest.

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