Freedman expecting more fresh faces at Nottingham Forest

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Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman expects more players to come in at the club before the game against Brighton.

Dougie Freedman has explained on Forest Player that he’s expecting two or three new faces in the Nottingham Forest ranks, before the club’s first Championship game of the new season against Brighton.

Freedman and Forest are actively working away on their options in terms of improving the personnel the boss has available, with some good signings already made in the form of Jamie Ward and Matt Mills.

Forest are operating under restrictions in terms of the type of contract they can offer to new players, but the boss is showing no sign of slowing down in terms of preparations for the new campaign.

“There’s no doubt that one or two players are going to move on because I don’t see them playing a big part in our season,” the Scot explained to Forest Player.

“I would imagine that two or three new faces will come in before Brighton and we’re going to do some work on set plays – These games are for fitness levels and ensuring that we don’t come away with any injuries.”

Plenty of time left to experiment

Forest have four more friendly games before the match against Brighton in just over three weeks.

Freedman can take players on trial and give them opportunities to feature in pre-season friendly games, judging whether they are worth offering a contract to.

Forest could well have a higher volume than normal of trialists over the next couple of weeks, but Freedman won’t ignore the hard work needed to go about further transfers in terms of possible loans and more complicated deals.

He’s keeping his options open and working hard on all fronts to ensure that Forest are one of the sides fighting in and around the top six of the Championship.

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