Dougie Freedman has a warning for players wishing to leave Nottingham Forest

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Dougie Freedman says that Nottingham Forest will sell players only if they are happy with the transfer fees.

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman has told BBC Radio Nottingham that any player who says that he wants to leave will not play for his team anymore.

Freedman has made it clear that players who want to leave will be sold but only at the right price.

“Any player in this club comes and says to me that he no longer wants to be here, then he would be leaving - it is very very simple,” the Scot told BBC Radio Nottingham at the weekend.

“But it has got to be at the right price. But once they show their hand that they would like to leave, then they will no longer play on the pitch. So they are actually jeopardising playing time.”

With Forest’s 2014-15 campaign virtually over, Freedman seems to be looking ahead to the summer and beyond, and his aforementioned stance is certainly going to help the club for next season.

For the Nottingham-based outfit to progress and move forward, they need to have a team in which all the players actually want to play and are willing to give their all for the team.

Forest are an ambitious club and will want to get promoted to the Premier League in the next couple of years, and Freedman cannot afford to have anyone in his team who is not ready to work hard to achieve that objective.

The Reds are under a transfer embargo, and it makes sense for them to hold onto a player until they are paid a good sum of money for him.

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