Freedman explains why he's keeping transfer cards close to his chest

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Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman is giving nothing away with plenty of time left in the transfer window.

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman explained on Forest Player, why he’s looking to keep his transfer intentions quiet ahead of the new season.

With the first Championship game of the new campaign under one month away, the Scot is considering all of his options as he looks to further improve the Nottingham Forest squad, to give the club a better chance of being competitive.

However, he’s suggested that out of fairness to the players he’s looking at and the players he’s got on trial, he’s not about to go into detail over his specific intentions.

“I do my business very privately and I like to keep it that way. I don’t want to name people if I don’t have to name people,” he told Forest Player.

“It wouldn’t be very fair to some of these guys if they scored a hat-trick if I then went to someone else and signed someone else. The longer I can keep things under my hat the better.”

A clever game by Freedman

Freedman is simply playing a very clever game with the intention of looking to keep the mentality of his squad positive and settled.

It would be different if he was naming targets for various positions, which would risk alienating the players he already has as options in his squad.

Forest are not in a situation where they can throw big money at deals to improve things and they need to rely on the smaller advantages they can create for themselves, which will be important over the course of a long season.

The boss has already made some good additions in the form of Jamie Ward and Matt Mills and needs to be backed to do so again.

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