The Scot has been left frustrated by the number of injuries his team have accumulated since he took over and he’s admitted there are two ways he will look to try and ease the situation.
“I’m paddling along here with too many injuries in the table, which is disappointing for the football club, we’ve got to have a look at that,” said Freedman.
“Maybe how we train, maybe how we sign them (new players). We’ve got to look at what’s going on – It’s just too much to take.”
In terms of training, the boss could try to up the intensity and the physical aggression during sessions.
That may seem like a way that the chance of injuries could increase, but improving the toughness and core strength of players should make them stronger in big games against very physical sides in the Championship.
However, the problem for Freedman in that respect is that Forest are a side that play very good football and he’ll want to maintain the drills and things he’s been working on to prolong that.
In terms of signings, it would be naïve to sign a player purely on the basis that he’s not got a long history of injuries, but Freedman could be clever about it.
There are players he could target in the transfer market who add value in their position as well as protection to the underdeveloped players.
It’s encouraging that Freedman appears to have a grip over the problem already and it should benefit Forest in the long term.