Forest have now won six out of their last eight games, since Freedman took over from Stuart Pearce. For Boro, their form has been indifferent.
They were top of the league before facing Leeds United two weeks ago. They lost that game and have lost two out of the four games they have played since - leaving them in fourth place in a highly competitive Championship title fight.
Today proved a big day for one Boro player in particular. Patrick Bamford scored one of the best team goals of the season in midweek against Millwall, but he could not find the net this afternoon.
He would have wanted to, as he is a former Nottingham Forest player.
A local lad, he remains a fan, and is still popular despite his loan spell at rivals Derby County last season.
He joined Chelsea in what the BBC reported was a £1.5 million deal in 2012, and is currently on loan at Riverside.
After the defeat he Tweeted this message to his followers expressing his emotions on his return to the City Ground and at another defeat for Boro:
Boro fans will be hoping he can score the goals to get them back to the summit, Forest fans will hope he comes back one day soon.