Freedman describes his main Forest aim for next season

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman says it's vital he gets the right balance into his squad for next season.

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman has told Forest Player he feels the main aim for next season is to get the right balance into his squad.

The Scot isn’t interested in overcomplicating things and feels the job is simple in terms of improving the attack, while identifying what he feels is the main weakness in the club’s back four.

“I’ve got to make sure the squad has the right balance next season, it’s as simple as that. There is a bit of work to be done in the summer – We’ve got make sure we have that killer instinct – We’ve got to make sure we defend a little bit better on certain longer balls into our box,” said Freedman.

Forest will finish the Championship season after the final fixtures this weekend, comfortably in mid-table.

A long post-season period will then develop and it will be interesting to see who Freedman brings in based on the transfer embargo, which is currently hanging over the head of the football club.

Forest will certainly be contenders heading into next year, but it’s clear Freedman feels there are deficiencies in the current squad, which need to be addressed.

What Forest have in their favour in terms of attracting players in the summer transfer market is the fact that they are one of the biggest clubs in the Championship.

They have a rich history and are a great club for any younger player to develop at as Gary Gardner has shown throughout this season.

If Freedman gets things right, the side can hit the ground running and hopefully the two major blips in form which have occurred this season won’t repeat themselves.

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