Dougie Freedman highlights key reason why Nottingham Forest will find it tough against Blackpool

Dougie Freedman looks ahead to Saturday’s Championship clash between Blackpool and Nottingham Forest at Bloomfield Road.

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman has told the club’s official website that winning against Blackpool on Saturday will not be easy.

Forest will head into the Championship clash at Bloomfield Road on the back of a 3-0 victory over Wigan Athletic at home.

The win at the City Ground on Wednesday was the Reds’ second in a row under Freedman, who replaced Stuart Pearce as the club’s manager earlier this month.

However, the 40-year-old is not getting carried away and has highlighted a key reason why winning at Blackpool will be tough.

“They are down in the dumps, but in this division you can’t take anybody lightly,” Freedman told Forest’s official website. “That’s a very dangerous attitude to adopt…

“The game will only be won in the last 10-15 minutes because of the pitch situation and the fact they’re fighting for their lives.”

Struggling Blackpool

Blackpool are currently at the foot of the Championship table with just 20 points from 30 matches, no fewer than 10 points behind Brighton & Hove Albion, who are 21st in the standings.

The Seasiders have lost four of their last five matches, and are one of the top candidates to suffer relegation to League One at the end of the season.

However, playing at home will give the Blackpool players some encouragement, and they will be determined to pick up all three points in front of their own fans.

Although Forest have won their last two matches, Blackpool will know that Freedman’s team is a work in progress.

if Blackpool can get an early goal, then they could go on to win the clash.

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