Freedman reacts to draw against Leeds, sets target for next two games

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Nottingham Forest boss Dougie Freedman believes the point gained at Leeds United was a good one.

Nottingham Forest boss Dougie Freedman told the club's official website that he was pleased to leave Elland Road with a point after drawing 0-0 against Leeds United.

Forest have been in sensational form since Freedman's arrival in February, winning six of their eight games under the Scot before the trip to Leeds today.

It's now just one defeat in nine under Freedman for Forest, as they were unable to break down a resolute Leeds defence, but kept Neil Redfearn's men out at the other end.

The result leaves Forest eight points off a play-off place, and even though Freedman will have been disappointed not to have won, he told the Nottingham Forest official website that he was pleased with a point - especially at such a tough place to play in Elland Road.

"I think when we’re in the training ground on Monday we’ll look back on it as a very, very good point," said Freedman. "We were never really in any serious defensive situations and I felt we had one or two opportunities. On another day we’d take them."

"I think it shows how far we’ve come that we now expect to come to places like Leeds and win games of football. We don’t hope, we don’t want anymore - we expect to win. Sometimes you’ve got to be realistic and accept coming to Elland Road, against a very difficult side with a big crowd behind them, that it’s a good point," he continued.

The eight point gap to the play-offs is far from insurmountable, but Forest will certainly need to beat the likes of Wolves, Brentford and Ipswich in the coming weeks.

After the draw at Leeds, Freedman set his side a target for their next two games - to take four points from a possible six before the crunch games against play-off rivals.

"We probably need at least a win and a draw from our next two games. I would just like to keep hope alive until we play Wolves and Brentford," added Freedman.

Forest host Rotherham at home on Wednesday night, before a trip to face Norwich City at Carrow Road next weekend. Rotherham are fighting at the wrong end of the table, but Norwich are pushing for promotion - and taking a minimum of four points will be a real challenge for Forest this week.

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