The Scot was pressed on plans for individuals who haven’t featured much for the first team this season and he suggested that they won’t be allowed to go on holiday and must work hard ahead of the 2015/2016 campaign.
“What happens with the players who haven’t had any game time, they’ll just train right through the summer – The medical staff really work hard, they’ll kick into gear and work all through the summer,” said Freedman.
“Even the younger players will be in training, players by nature all want to stay fit – They can rest when they retire.”
It’s a bold statement by Freedman, but one which is designed to ensure that he has plenty of different options by the time the competitive action for next year kicks in.
Forest need players like Andy Reid, who have been out for large spells of this season, to step forward and give the boss another option and if that means extra work over the summer, it’s something they’ll just have to deal with.
Freedman can’t easily improve the squad by throwing money at new signings so it’s important that players who have been out, recover well and form part of a strong squad that can push for the top six.
There needs to be a real collective effort and drive to move the club forward if Forest are going to become a Premier League club.
Hopefully there won’t be any fresh injuries over the summer and Forest can build a large squad of players with that perfect balance between youth, experience and new players coming in.