Will this be Freedman's first choice Nottingham Forest side for next season?

Nottingham Forest will be one of the teams pushing for a top six place next season.

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman has a lot of work to do looking ahead to next season.

His hands are tied in terms of who he can go after in the transfer market to give the side a fresh look, but he has a good squad of players he can utilise to get the club into a good position next year.

There will be positions that Freedman will be looking to improve, with the Nottingham Post having already reported that Real Madrid youngster Derek Osede is a reported option.

Freedman showed towards the end of last season with a deal for Chuba Akpom that he is capable of presenting Forest as a good proposition for talented youngsters contracted to Premier League clubs.

He could look at going after some young Premier League players on loan deals in different positions to back up the more experienced options he already has.

They can be used as dynamic impact players to compliment the options he already has in all positions, while also promoting some younger players through the club’s academy.

Ben Osborn is a good example of a player who has excelled after emerging from the youth system at the City Ground and he's an example of what can be achieved for any player willing to get his head down and work hard.

Here’s what Forest’s team could look like at the start of next season.

De Vries, Kane, Manciennes, Hobbs, Lichaj, Cohen, Osborn, Burke, Reid, Antonio, Assombalonga

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