Freedman explains the importance of mid-week games for Forest

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman has explained how mid-week games can make his job better.

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman explained via the club’s official video channel why it’s important for his team to win their mid-week fixtures.

Forest take on Rotherham tomorrow night looking to register three points after drawing 0-0 against Leeds United last weekend.

“I often find that mid-week if you get the win it certainly makes it a lot better heading into the weekend games,” said Freedman.

“We’re looking forward to the match and if we go about it in the right way then we’ll win.”

Mid-week games are sometimes considered more difficult because of the reduction in turn around time for players looking from one match to the next.

However, Freedman is a very clever and sensible manager and shouldn’t over expose any players he feels are showing signs of fatigue looking ahead to the final weeks of the season.

Forest have the home advantage for the match tomorrow night and need to use it to full effect looking ahead to the game against Norwich this weekend, which won’t be easy.

The boss will likely want to see a quick start from his team, wanting them to pull ahead quickly, which will then allow him to rotate players and take key stars off in the second half.

Forest are clinging on to the vague hope of a place in the top six as things stand and it’s important they look to try and build some momentum and put pressure on the sides around them in the table.

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