Dougie Freedman comments on Nottingham Forest’s playoff chances

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Nottingham Forest suffered a 2-1 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers at home in the Championship on Friday.

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman has told the club’s official website that he is not giving up on the side’s chances of making the Championship playoffs this season.

Forest’s chances of finishing in the top six of the Championship this campaign suffered a huge blow on Friday, when they suffered a 2-1 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers at home.

The loss at the City Ground means that the Reds are currently ninth in the league table with 57 points from 40 matches, 11 points behind sixth-placed Derby County.

However, Freedman remains confident that Forest can make the Championship playoffs.

“We’ll make sure we dust ourselves down and look forward to the Brentford game,” the Scot told Forest’s official website on Friday.

“It’s never over until the music stops and I will not judge people and make decisions until the last minute in the Cardiff game no matter where we are or what the occasion is.

“I’ve got a responsibility to the fans, who pay good money, to make sure my team are committed, organised and give it a go – I felt we did that today.”

Can Nottingham Forest make the Championship playoffs?

Mathematically, Forest can still finish in the top six of the Championship this season, but realistically, they should start preparing for the 2015-16 campaign.

The Reds have six more games to play this season, and even if they win them all, they will still probably not end up in the top six.

With matches against Brentford (away), Watford (home) and Ipswich Town (away) this month, it is going to be very tough for the Nottingham-based outfit to pick up maximum points from their final games.

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