Freedman explains message he's been given over transfers by Al-Hasawi

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman has complete control over who arrives and who leaves at the club.

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman has told the BBC about the message he’s been given over transfers by the club’s chairman Fawaz Al-Hasawi.

Freedman has been under pressure during this transfer window to make changes under restrictions he can do nothing about.

The Scot has had to look for players who fall into the restrictions imposed on the football club by Financial Fair Play, but he’s suggested that he’s been backed at every stage by Al-Hasawi, who deserves credit for take a back seat approach when it comes to the movement of players.

“As far as I am concerned the chairman has got a few quid. He is a good man he has been fantastic with me and he has told me, 'you pick the team and decide who goes and comes',” Freedman told the BBC.

“The bids have come, but we don't need the money.”

Forest fans can be confident

The club’s supporters can be confident that the club will push on and progress when compared with last season.

Freedman has brought key experience into his team and as he’s alluded to above, there hasn’t been any need for Forest to sell their key players.

Forest could demand very high fees for some of their players but the chairman and the club don’t need the cash, which couldn’t be reinvested into improving other areas of the team.

The key is a good start

It’s very important that Forest get off to a good start in the Championship and are able to hit the ground running in terms of the results.

If the side can build some momentum, then there is already a good spirit in place which will only grow and become stronger, ultimately making the club more difficult to beat.

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