Dougie Freedman on his contract situation at Nottingham Forest

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Dougie Freedman suggests that he will sign a new contract with Championship outfit Nottingham Forest.

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman has told BBC Nottingham Radio that signing a new contract is just a “formality”.

Freedman was appointed the Forest boss at the start of February following the dismissal of Stuart Pearce and was given a deal until the end of the season.

“I had a very good chat with the chairman,” the Scot told BBC Nottingham Radio. “We are definitely on the same page, and we definitely think the same…

“Contract talks are going well, no rushes at all… I would describe it as that (a formality). There is nothing holding me back from signing it.

It is indeed great news for the Forest fans that Freedman is set to remain at the City Ground for the foreseeable future.

Although the 2-2 draw with Brentford away from home at Griffin Park on Monday decimated the Reds’ chances of making the Championship playoffs this season, the supporters can now looking forward to the 2015-16 campaign.

Freedman has done a remarkable job at Forest so far and have rejuvenated the players who were struggling for performance towards the final weeks of Pearce’s reign.

What Forest now need to do is back the Scot in his decisions, especially in the summer when he is likely to make changes to his squad.

The Nottingham-based outfit are one of the biggest clubs in England, but in recent years they have lacked stability.

If Forest can find that and stick to Freedman as their manager, then the future certainly looks bright for them.

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