Dougie Freedman explains how Nottingham Forest can win against Charlton Athletic today

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Nottingham Forest will take on Charlton Athletic away from home in the Championship today.

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman has explained to the club’s official website how his side can win today’s Championship clash against Charlton Athletic at The Valley.

The Reds will head into the match full of confidence and having won five of their last six games in the league.

Forest have turned the corner under Freedman, who replaced Stuart Pearce as the club manager at the start of last month.

The Nottingham-based outfit will go into today’s encounter on the back of a 3-0 away victory over Reading, and Freedman has urged his players to repeat their performance of the second half at the Madjeski Stadium.

“If we can approach the game in the same way as we did in the second half against Reading it’s a winnable game for us,” the Scot told Forest’s official website.

“It’s going to be tough but I look at our team right now, with the confidence we’re playing with and the fantastic travelling support, and if we choose the right attitude I can see us winning. I feel we can take the game to them.

“The team’s got a good structure about it, a good organisation, and that’s given them the confidence to express themselves going forward.”

Forest scored all of their three goals against Reading in the second half after failing to break down the Royals in the opening 45 minutes.

In the second period the Reds pushed forward more with confidence, and one suspects that it is what they are going to do today.

It will be far from easy for Forest to win today, though. Charlton have won three of their last four matches and their last two home games.

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