Freedman has admitted that he’s already started planning for the summer and is determined to improve various aspects of his team, which should bode well for the club looking ahead to next season.
“We’ve just got to get the naivety out of the football club and the winning mentality in – that will come with sessions in the summer based on resilience and things like overload, there are lots of things to work on,” said Freedman.
Freedman has done a good job since he replaced Stuart Pearce at the club, but he is aware of problems that he’s started to notice developing.
Forest played well in the game against Brentford earlier this week, but had to take a lot of pressure defensively, which they failed to do as the Bees secured a point during the important game.
Resilience and overload is an interesting way to describe the sessions he’s got planned for pre-season, but they are interesting and positive for two reasons.
Firstly, they should help increase the fitness of the club’s defensive players and that in turn should help them stay sharp and alert during big matches.
Secondly, those sorts of sessions should put the defensive players under intense pressure and also help the attack figure out ways to unlock and play against a very stubborn defence.
Freedman cannot be blamed for such forward thinking and it should pay off if conducted in the right way.