Forest are on a difficult run of form, which was extended by a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Watford last night.
However, the Scot feels there is plenty to be positive about as he was impressed by the commitment and passion of his players throughout the game.
“I was hugely proud of my players and the way they applied themselves against a fantastic team,” he said.
“I want to be a winner, but I can build on that kind of spirit and performance and I can certainly see signs of success.”
“Although the fans will go home disappointed, I felt they knew the players played for the shirt tonight.”
Freedman is in a difficult position because the club’s position on the Championship table suggests they have nothing to play for.
However, he deserves credit for getting his players motivated and inspired to produce passionate performances, even if the results aren’t currently going in favour of the team.
It bodes well for the club’s future under him as manager, because fans can get right behind the team, knowing exactly what they’re going to get in terms of work rate and effort with every game.
Where that could change is if the poor run of form goes on and on because then one or two players may start to doubt the methods Freedman is using to get the most out of the team.
Hopefully the side can give supporters some wins to savour between now and the end of the season, but as Freedman suggests, there is reason to be positive and there is enough to build on.