Nottingham Forest boss Dougie Freedman explains Robert Tesche’s loan move to Birmingham City

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Robert Tesche has joined Birmingham City on loan from Nottingham Forest for the rest of the season.

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman has explained to the club’s official website why he decided to allow Robert Tesche to leave on loan for Birmingham City.

The 27-year-old has joined Championship rivals City on loan from Forest for the rest of the season.

The German was a regular under then-manager Stuart Pearce, scoring two goals and creating 19 chances in 22 Championship appearances, while having a pass accuracy of 79% a shot accuracy of 35%.

However, since Freedman took over at the start of last month, Tesche has not featured in a single game for the Reds.

Freedman has now explained why he thought it would be best for Tesche to leave Forest on temporary basis.

“It worked for all parties,” the 40-year-old told Forest’s official website. “I think Robert was feeling a bit frustrated – at his age he wanted to play.

“Birmingham have paid his full wages and I think having a responsibility to the board is always nice. It’s not long-term. Hopefully he’ll come back to us and fight for his place.”

It seems that Freedman still values Tesche and wants to keep him in his squad for next season, but the problem is that his current contract with Forest runs out at the end of this campaign.

If Tesche could not convince Freedman to play him while he was at the City Ground, would he be able to convince the Scot of his quality while he is away from the club?

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