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Freedman shows first signs he believes play-offs for Forest are possible

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman has described how his side will attack the play-off places.

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman may have just given the first sign that he believes a top six finish for his side is possible, with comments reported by the Guardian.

The Scot told talkSPORT when he first took over at the club that he wasn’t a magician, but he’s admitted that Forest’s upcoming fixtures provide his side with a chance to close the gap on the sides above them, currently in the play-off places.

“We have got to go and play Wolves and Brentford and Watford so we have given ourselves a great chance,” said the manager.

“We can take some points off the teams above us, we just have to make sure we are very professional and responsible in the way we approach it.”

Forest certainly have the momentum at the moment, as their great form under Freedman continues.

They have got themselves into a good position where they have nothing to lose because they are chasing a play-off place, rather than defending one over the rest of the season.

Forest are currently in ninth, five points behind Wolves just above them and seven points above Ipswich, who hold the position just outside the top six.

Forest’s next three games are extremely difficult; Norwich, Wolves and Brentford, but they present an opportunity for the side to really take control as they look above them in the table.

There’s still a lot of hard work to do and Freedman faces a challenge in terms of keeping his side grounded and ensuring that the squad doesn’t lose the quality they have been showing in games as the pressure increases.

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