Freedman says Forest need to mould their younger players

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Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman says the club need to mould their own younger players, rather than looking to invest in others.

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman has explained to Forest Player that he feels it is important for the club to mould their younger players, rather than buying them in from outside.

Freedman has done a decent job in charge of Forest already and hasn’t stopped looking at ways he can develop and challenge the younger players at the club.

“We need to mould players like young Walker and Osborn rather than going to acquire them – I know what we’re working towards and what we’ve got to do,” said Freedman.

“I’ve got a plan and it is about building a club and it is about building young players.”

Tyler Walker bagged a goal in the game against Brentford yesterday, while Ben Osborn has been one of Forest’s most consistent players in midfield this season.

They are both great examples to the other youngsters at the club that if they work hard enough and train in the right way, they will eventually be offered a chance by Freedman.

It’s also a significant policy to adopt because developing younger players and nurturing the youth system creates a sustainable supply line of talent into the first team.

It’s something that he’s had no choice but to embrace because of the transfer embargo which currently hangs over the head of the football club.

However, that doesn’t mean it’s a system and policy that should be dropped once that embargo is eventually lifted and the club is allowed to spend money in the transfer market again.

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