Freedman: My whole plan from next week is based on recruitment

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman doesn't intend on wasting any time as he looks to improve his squad.

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman told Forest Player what he’ll be working on from next week after the season has finished.

The Scot isn’t planning to waste any time in terms of plans for next season, with the intention to hit the recruiting drive hard to give himself more options across his squad.

“Come Monday morning my whole plan is going to be based around recruiting and recruiting in the right way. We’re going to have to be smart in how we recruit, but I’ve got a good idea in what we’re going to have to do,” said the Scot.

“Yes I do (feel confident to make an assessment on what needs to change) – We need a little more freshness with our attacking and I will recruit that through the summer.”

Freedman has to start early and try to get an edge over other clubs because Forest don’t have the same luxuries as enjoyed by other teams.

They can’t throw money at transfers because of the embargo they are under, which means he has to try and identify realistic targets who are suited to helping him achieve what he wants to do with the playing squad.

Freedman has had several months at the club to take things in and to look at the situation, offering a judgement over who needs to come and who needs to go.

He’s not the sort of manager who will pull the wool over the eyes of his players and will get the key decisions sorted quickly so that everyone concerned can move on.

It will be a long wait before the first competitive game of next season after this weekend, but there is plenty to be done in the meantime.

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