Freedman explains how defeat at Norwich is actually a positive for Forest

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Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman has explained how the team can learn and grow stronger after losing to Norwich over the weekend.

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman has explained via Forest Player how he feels the defeat to Norwich over the weekend actually benefits his team.

Forest fell to a 3-1 defeat with Chris Burke scoring their only goal of the game, but Freedman has explained some positive things he noticed about his team’s performance.

“That could have been five or six, but the spirit they showed, they refused to give in and hey kept going,” said Freedman

“We are on a path and going in the right direction and these are the kind of games where I feel we need to be guided by these kind of games to see how far we’ve got to go.”

Freedman may be alarmed by the way the defence conceded space and allowed Norwich to create chances, but it’s significant they showed battling and resilient qualities.

In terms of what the performance told Freedman about his Forest side, it showed that his team are still a little off the pace in terms of the teams chasing promotion.

That can change in the summer where Freedman will have more space and opportunity to make additional signings and to improve the squad in all key areas.

He also has the rest of this week to improve the playing squad, with the loan window shutting this Thursday.

Freedman seems like the sort of manager who is always determined to learn from the last game in order to fine tune things and tweak his side to make them stronger and more difficult to play against.

Forest should now be in a better place against Wolves after the international break than they were before the game against Norwich.

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