Freedman: What the pressure has told me about Nottingham Forest

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Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman has explained why he enjoys working under pressure at the club.

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman has told Forest Player that he enjoys working under the pressure of representing such a massive football club.

Freedman has made a good start to his Forest career, stopping the slide which had started to develop under old boss Stuart Pearce.

He’s explained why he embraces the pressure which comes with his current position and how it will make his job easier looking ahead to the summer.

“It’s a great time to be a manager. I love these times when you’ve got seven or eight games to go,” said Freedman.

“There’s no pressure, being manager of Nottingham Forest is a privilege – I like to work under that pressure to see what I’ve got, to see what I’ve got to do in the summer.”

Forest have been restricted by the transfer embargo which currently surrounds the club and Freedman needs to quickly work out which areas of the team he needs to improve looking ahead to next season.

He can start planning for and addressing what he sees as the main weaknesses in his team to ensure that he gives himself a head start after the end of this season.

The summer transfer market frequently sees a lot of trading between clubs and is very competitive.

With Forest’s hands tied over what they can do, Freedman has to start planning and looking at the different ways and the sort of players he can target to improve his team.

There’s not too much wrong with Forest as things stand and some believe the side still have a realistic chance of getting into the top six by the end of the season.

If Freedman makes the right decisions this summer, Forest should be able to stay there throughout next season if they don’t pull off a late play-off place this time round.

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