Freedman: Forest were 'fantastic' - but final third is our biggest problem

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The Nottingham Forest boss was reacting to an incredible 3-3 draw at Blackburn.

Dougie Freedman feels Nottingham Forest's performance during their 3-3 draw with Blackburn Rovers in the Championship on Saturday afternoon was their best under his tenure, according to the club's official website.

But one key area stood out for the Forest boss as the side's weakness: the final third.

Indeed, Freedman was frustrated to have created five 'clear-cut chances' but not produce in the penalty area enough to secure all three points.

And the Nottingham Forest boss admits the Championship side weren't good enough in their own box, either.

The result leaves Freedman ruing the fact that there is 'lots of work' to be done at the City Ground in the summer. 

He told reporters: “That’s the best we’ve played since I’ve been here. Our approach play was fantastic, we created five clear-cut chances and to come away with a draw is disappointing.

“There’s lots of work to be done in the summer. I want a team who can entertain and play good football, which we did today, but we need to be winning games like that.

“I felt today we were far superior in the middle of the park but we’ve got to get better in both boxes.”

Michail Antonio scored twice for Nottingham Forest during the 3-3 draw, with Henri Lansbury netting his side's other goal.

It was a Rudy Gestede hat-trick that proved the undoing of Forest at the back, however, as Blackburn claimed a point at Ewood Park. The result leaves Blackburn ninth in the table and Freedman's men 11th. A point now separates the two teams but Rovers have a game in hand over the City Ground outfit.

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