Dougie Freedman reacts to Nottingham Forest’s defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers

Benik Afobe

Dougie Freedman says that former Arsenal striker Benik Afobe was the difference between Nottingham Forest and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman has told BBC Nottingham Sport that Benik Afobe was the difference between his side and Wolverhampton Wanderers today.

Afobe scored the opening goal in the Championship clash between the two sides at the City Ground.

The former Arsenal striker found the target just 27 seconds into the second half and had a good all-round game, helping Wolves to a 2-1 win in the process.

Speaking to BBC Nottingham Sport after the game, Freedman said: “Our commitment was fantastic.

"Benik Afobe was the difference between the sides. We had opportunities to win the game, but we didn't have the finishing touch.

Afobe had two shots, a pass accuracy of 67% and attempted one dribble, with his movement creating problems for the Forest defence.

Forest had 51% of the possession, 15 shots of which two were on target and five corners. Meanwhile, Wolves had 49% of the possession, 10 shots of which four were on target and three corners.

The defeat to Wolves is a significant blow to Forest’s chances of making the Championship playoffs.

The Nottingham-based outfit are currently ninth in the league table with 57 points from 40 matches, 11 points behind Wolves, who are now sixth.

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