Dougie Freedman takes a swipe at previous Nottingham Forest managers regarding player recruitment

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Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman says that he will sign players who fit into his style of play.

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman has told BBC Radio Nottingham that he will sign players who fit into his style of play - and not the other way round.

Due to the transfer embargo, Freedman will have restrictions in the summer transfer market. The Scot will not be able to make expensive signings, and he will probably have to settle for free agents.

While this will be a restriction for the 40-year-old, the former Crystal Palace manager has made it clear that he will not sign players just for the sake of buying.

“The plan is very simple,” the Scot told BBC Radio Nottingham. “To get a style of football that when we recruit players, they can play that style of football.

“I do believe that there have been managers who have come in of late and have added players who are available. I will go out there and get players who I think can contribute to the style we play.”

Freedman’s comments suggest that he is not going to be forced into signing players who he thinks are not going to add anything to his team.

For a club in Forest’s situation, it would be easy to settle for players who are available, but it seems that the former Bolton Wanderers boss is not going to ‘settle’.

It remains to be seen how successful Freedman is in that aspect, as it could be much harder to recruit the types of players he wants than he anticipates at the moment.

However, it is heartening to see that Freedman is staying strong and positive despite the restrictions that he will face in the summer transfer window.

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