Freedman and Forest are facing a big challenge to get themselves into a position where they can be effective from day one of the new Championship campaign and the boss has explained that he’s not overly concerned by who is hitting the back of the net for the team.
He’s stressed that the style and identity of the side is more important and something, which needs to be consistent to equate to success over the next ten to eleven months.
“I think some of our approach play was very good and we actually deserved to score more goals. At the end of the day though, whoever scores is irrelevant to me. It is about seeing the team play in a certain style and making sure they look like a team,” he told nottinghamforest.co.uk.
Team spirit is going to be vital
Forest aren’t in a situation where they can create an advantage for themselves in terms of the greater quality of new signings.
The transfer embargo hanging over the head of the club means that the club have to try and create more subtle advantages for themselves in other areas, with team spirit and unity a good example.
If Forest have a strong team spirit running throughout their side over all of the coming season, it will help them through difficult periods and should ensure that the players are giving a little bit extra for each other in big games.
Trigger effect of results
Regardless of who’s scoring the goals, positive results can breed a winning mentality, which will create confidence and give the side some important momentum.