The surprising selection dilemma Forest's good form has created for Freedman

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Nottingham Forest have Andy Reid coming back to fitness soon, but there are question marks over where he fits in.

Nottingham Forest have a selection dilemma all of a sudden, with Andy Reid heading back to full fitness. 

Reid has been out since September, but Dougie Freedman confirmed that he was edging closer to a return last week at a press conference. 

Originally it was expected that Reid would immediately be placed straight back into Forest's starting line-up, but their form over recent weeks has meant that his inclusion looks far less likely. 

The Reds have been in fine form under Freedman and there are now question marks starting to arise over Reid's place in the team.

Stuart Pearce struggled to find a replacement for Reid during his time at the club, with the attacking midfielder's spell on the sidelines blamed as a major reason behind their poor form under his stewardship. 

However, Freedman seems to have created an attacking unit which is amongst the most dangerous in the Championship.

The likes of Ben Osborn, Henri Lansbury and Michail Antonio have been some of Forest's best players under Freedman so far and dropping any of the trio to allow Reid to get his place back would be harsh.

It means that Reid could be set to simply return to the substitutes' bench and Freedman deserves masses of credit for proving that Forest can function without the experienced Irish international. 

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