Nottingham Forest fans react on Twitter to Chris Burke performance against Doncaster

Nottingham Forest midfielder Chris Burke put in a solid display in the club's latest pre-season friendly game against Doncaster.

Nottingham Forest secured a 1-1 draw in their latest pre-season friendly game last night, with a gutsy performance against Doncaster Rovers.

Chris Burke grabbed Forest’s only goal of the game with a superb individual effort, which will give him plenty of confidence with the return of the Championship season now just over two weeks away.

The 31-year-old midfielder has a big role to play in the side over the next ten to eleven months and his experience is going to prove to be a valuable commodity for the team.

Freedman hasn’t been able to sign the volume of new players that some of his rivals can, which means he’s relying on the options he’s already got to step up and make the difference during big games.

Burke can be influential in terms of his experience, keeping everyone in the squad grounded if the club gets off to a good start or motivating them to excel themselves if the club goes through a difficult early patch of form.

Pre-season is a period which is less about results and more about players improving their confidence and raising their fitness levels ahead of more intense and high paced action.

Burke ticked both of those boxes last night and his challenge over the next couple of weeks will be to maintain his momentum and keep his performances moving in the right direction, building each time.

Freedman could well already have an idea over the sort of team he wants to take into the match against Brighton, and Burke needs to give himself the best possible chance of ensuring that his name is down on the team sheet.

Burke can be a key player, a leader and an example in Nottingham Forest’s midfield. Here’s what Forest fans on Twitter made of Burke’s performance and goal.

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