Wilson suggested that the gap in the domestic action came at a good time for him personally and also allowed the side to recharge their batteries ahead of the rest of the season.
“Yeah definitely for me (needed a break), I like to get away from it, it’s work at the end of the day – Everyone is bubbly, everyone is flying and has a spring in their step – I think a break didn’t do anyone any harm,” said Wilson.
Some Forest fans will suggest that the break came at a bad time for the club, because of the form and momentum they had started to build up under Dougie Freedman.
However, the mental and physical strain on the side to put an end to the slide, which has started to develop under Stuart Pearce has been immense.
The players have had to deal with that pressure as well as adjust to Freedman coming in and developing new ideas over how he wants to use certain players and the tactics he’s used which differ from Pearce’s thinking.
Freedman should be encouraged by Wilson’s suggestion that there is a real positive energy in training, which makes his job easier because there is less pressure on him to motivate the players at a key time in the season.
Had the squad been downbeat it would have been difficult for him to motivate them for the challenges they face over the rest of the season, but Wilson’s comments suggest there is still a real belief that the top six is achievable.