"It's done" - Dougie Freedman reveals Nottingham Forest contract extension until 2017

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Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman says he has signed a new deal at the City Ground.

Nottingham Forest boss Dougie Freedman has told BBC Radio Nottingham that a deal to stay at the club beyond this season has been done.

Forest lost for the fourth time in the last five games tonight, as automatic promotion chasing Watford left the City Ground with a convincing 3-1 victory.

Freedman's reign at Forest started so well but the season is certainly petering out, and tonight's result was another disappointment.

However, it seems that owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi has been suitably impressed with Freedman's work since replacing Stuart Pearce in February, with the Scottish manager telling BBC Radio Nottingham that a deal has been done to keep him at the City Ground beyond the end of this season.

Given the recent instability in the Forest dugout, it's great to see Al-Hasawi hand Freedman a longer contract in a bid to get Forest challenging for promotion again.

The recent run of results will be a concern to Forest fans though, and reinforcements will be needed this summer - especially in the final third, with top scorer Britt Assombalonga likely to miss at least half of next season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

With this season all but over, the focus will now go toward next season - and with Freedman's contract secured until 2017, they have everything in place to begin planning.

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