Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman has explained to Forest Player the qualities he will try and ensure are running through his team when the domestic action returns after the international break.
Injuries have left his side under a little bit of pressure and the boss seems determined to ensure that defeat against Norwich in the club’s last game doesn’t lead to an extended negative run of results.
“I think any side in this position at the end of the season Derby, Wolves, Norwich, we’ve lost three strikers and it’s just very difficult to cope with,” said Freedman.
“We’ve just got to make sure that whoever puts the jersey on, they’re concentration and spirit levels are very high.”
Forest are missing something up front, which explains why the club are working so hard to try and improve their options in the transfer market.
The loan window closes this Thursday and it will be interesting to see if Forest have enough time to get a deal done, which gives Freedman another option to rotate and use as he looks to keep things fresh up front.
Freedman does deserve credit for trying to rectify that problem, but also for trying to preserve the positive values which are currently running through the team.
If the concentration and the spirit stays the same then Forest are giving themselves the best chance of edging tight matches towards the end of the season, which is important as they cling on to a vague hope of a play-off place.
Next up for Forest is a game against Wolves and the team needs to be ready to go again after the break.