The Scot has explained he has a strategy for recruiting new players over the summer, but has insisted that he will not do so for the sake of bringing in a body.
“We’re going to work as hard as we possibly can, we’re going to have a plan and a strategy over who we’re going to bring in,” said the Scot.
“This club has been very guilty of buying players just for buying players and not having any real structure in how we’re buying.”
The basic spine of Nottingham Forest’s team is very positive. There are experienced options in defence, talent in midfield via Ben Osborn and Britt Assombalonga can be explosive up front when he sorts out his fitness issues.
What Freedman needs to do is bring in players through any means available to him, which complement the options he already has available.
It’s going to take a lot of hard work on the part of the Forest boss because of the transfer embargo, which currently hangs over the head of the club, but it’s encouraging that Freedman is taking a sensible and logical approach to the transfer market.
His comments could mean some extra chances for younger players next season, as they will be options in areas where the boss hasn’t been able to find the right players.
Forest’s youth section is not in bad shape, having just won the Northern section of the Professional Development League and the majority of fans may prefer to see the club’s younger players promoted rather than expensive (in terms of wages) players coming in on loan.