Dougie Freedman has dismissed the idea that his players aren't motivated.
Dougie Freedman has told the club’s website that he feels it’s wrong for critics to suggest there is no motivation in his side.
Forest are on a difficult run as they look to avoid a fifth game without a win when they take on Watford this evening.
With the club’s safety secured and the top six out of reach, the Scot has moved to squash the suggestion that there is little for his team to play for at the moment.
“I think it’s wrong to say, because we’ve been beaten, there’s no motivation in the team,” he said.
“We’ve had opportunities against Wolves and Huddersfield to win. I think the performances are there and the effort is certainly there. The players have been fantastic since I walked through the door.”
Freedman has been clear in the past in terms of what he expects from his players heading into every single match.
It’s a challenge for him to motivate his players, but he’ll want the season to end well as opposed to letting it fizzle out with a series of poor results for the club.
It’s important the club has momentum heading into the summer where he’ll be under pressure to improve the squad and he can play on the idea that certain players could be playing for their futures, to raise the performance levels within the team.
This evening is going to be difficult with Watford well in the hunt for an automatic promotion place, but there is enough talent and the benefit of home support, which can help Freedman’s team secure the right result.