Nottingham Forest FC (@Official_NFFC) April 11, 2015
Forest suffered a disappointing one-goal loss at the City Ground, meaning any momentum they had before has well and truly halted as the end of the season draws near.
But winger Burke encouraged the Nottingham Forest head coach with his performance and 'epitomises' everything Freedman is about.
The Forest boss will no doubt hope for more of the same from the winger in the games to come - but also for the rest of his players to match those heights.
He said: “He was twice the player of anybody. I thought he was excellent. He kept on going and epitomises what I’m all about. He was fantastic today.”
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Interestingly, Burke's Opta stats didn't show him to be that far ahead of his Nottingham Forest team-mates (if ahead at all in some instances), though stats don't always tell the full story.
Freedman was certainly impressed by the winger - and so were a number of Forest fans, several of whom thought Burke was their side's only good player on the day.
Next up for Nottingham Forest is a tough home tie against in-form Championship promotion-contenders Watford. Freedman will no doubt hope his side's momentum can be restored by then...