Freedman: How Nottingham Forest plan to stop Reading's biggest threat

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The Forest boss has been previewing today's Championship clash.

Nottingham Forest boss Dougie Freedman feels Reading's biggest threat comes from out wide and plans to stop their deliveries from source, according to the club's official website.

Forest travel to Reading at 3pm this afternoon aiming to maintain their impressive run of form and Freedman has singled out Reading's crossing as a prominent feature of their play.

As such, the 40-year-old has been preparing Nottingham Forest to deal with the Royals' deliveries from out wide - either the cross itself or in terms of heading that cross away.

“They’re crossers of the ball, they get it wide. We’re going to try to stop that at source and make sure, if a cross does come in, we’re in the right areas to head the ball away," Freedman said.

The Nottingham Forest boss is positive when it comes to his side's attacking threat, however. And no wonder, considering the fact Freedman's men have netted 14 times in their last five Championship games.

Forest's attacking prowess has led the 40-year-old to conclude that the Reading clash is very much a winnable game.

“I feel Reading will be looking at our attacking threat – the energy and desire we show going forward. It’s something they will be fearing," he added.

“I’m going to be having a right good go tomorrow. I think it’s a winnable game.”

Nottingham Forest have been on a remarkable run of form since Freedman replaced the sacked Stuart Pearce at the start of February.

In five games, Forest have won four times, also drawing 4-4 at Blackpool during a dramatic encounter that took place on a rather questionable pitch...

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