The Scot is trying to bring in an extra player before the loan window deadline this Thursday, but he’s revealed the scale of the difficulties that the club are facing.
“The particular player we’ve been talking about was at Norwich, talking to Norwich in the morning (before the game), that’s the level of competition that we’re at,” said Freedman.
“Finances are not on our side so it’s going to be very, very hard.”
Forest’s hands have been tied by the transfer embargo they are currently under, which effectively allows other sides to trump Forest by offering players more money.
Freedman has done a great job since he took over at the City Ground earlier in the season and is a very good motivational figure, able to get the most out of his team.
He’s got everyone moving in the right direction and can’t be blamed for trying to improve the squad and trying to push for the top six in the Championship.
Freedman can only represent Forest as a football club and what they can offer in terms of developing and benefiting a player from a professional sense.
They can’t do anything about the influence that third parties have over players, with agents for example likely to stress the fact that players can earn more money if they overlook Forest as a potential club.
It will be interesting to see how the situation pans out.