Freedman comments on meeting he's had with Al-Hasawi

Holloway & Freedman

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman is prepared for a difficult summer at the club.

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman told Forest Player about a meeting that he’s had with the club’s chairman Fawaz Al-Hasawi.

Freedman has confirmed he’s been told what the chairman expects from him and the side ahead of their final league game against Cardiff City this weekend.

“It was a very good meeting and the chairman expressed exactly what he wants to see. Obviously because of the Financial Fair Play rules, it puts us behind the eight ball and we have to wait for certain things to happen before we can react and move on,” said Freedman.

Freedman is going to have to work very hard this summer to sign the players he feels can make the team challengers for promotion next season.

His negotiation skills and the way he represents the club are going to be thoroughly tested because Forest can’t throw money at new players in the same way as their rivals.

The Scot showed when he brought Chuba Akpom in on loan that he has it in him to effectively sell Forest as a benefit for the most talented youngsters, but the summer is long and fast deals may be difficult.

Forest have everything needed to compete near the top of the table next season such as the infrastructure and support base of a massive club, but the squad needs to improve to cope with unavoidable injury problems which accumulate every year.

Fingers crossed the manager and the chairman work closely together throughout the summer to improve the club in all areas.

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