Three changes Freedman will want to see from Nottingham Forest this evening

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman is likely to want several improvements from his team against Wigan this evening.

Nottingham Forest got a great result last weekend beating Brighton 3-2 as Dougie Freedman oversaw his first game in charge of the club.

It would have given the side a boost in confidence, but there are a couple of areas which need to improve this evening in the game against Wigan Athletic.

Scoring three goals away from home is a positive feat for the club, but the defence conceded two against a team that looks as though it will be involved in a relegation scrap over the remainder of the season.

Brighton had chances to add to their goal tally, which could have left Freedman asking how his side could score three times and not come away with a victory.

He’ll be eager for the defence to keep a clean sheet this evening, which should help to take some of the pressure away from the attack.

Forest also conceded the first goal in the game against Brighton.

They equalised two minutes later but it shows a need to hold out more effectively until they can secure that breakthrough.

Freedman won’t want it to become a trait of the side that they have to fall behind to go on red alert and for the attack to switch on and start being more precise and lethal in terms of converting chances.

It’s also important he finds a settled team quickly. He made changes, which was natural as he’s a new manager, but a settled team will allow confidence and partnerships within the side to develop.

That should then allow the defence, midfield and attack to function more effectively as separate units as well as a team and that in turn should make Forest a very difficult side to get the better of.

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