Freedman describes what he enjoys about every morning at Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman is excited about the potential of the club's younger players.

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman told the club’s official website that he’s excited to see players like Tyler Walker and Olly Burke making strides in the first team.

The younger players at the club have increased in terms of importance, because of the transfer embargo Forest are under and the restrictions that creates.

On occasions, Freedman has had no choice but to utilise the club’s younger players, but he’s explained that he finds it exciting to discover what the future holds, when the youngsters in his team develop.

“I love every morning, seeing young Oliver Burke and Tyler Walker with a spring in their step getting better. It makes me excited to see what’s going to come up in front of us,” he told

Benefits the younger players create

Other than the fact they have pace, good general fitness levels and plenty of energy, it’s significant that Freedman is blooding younger players early.

It gives them a chance to gel with their senior teammates and also allows them to play together for an extended period of time, which can improve relationship and understanding in key areas.

If the younger players can also inspire the manager with regards to his job then Forest should benefit from the boss having a spring in his step.

The real test for the younger players is how they react through difficult spells in the season.

At some point there will be a blip and the younger players may come in for a little bit of criticism and at those times it’s important that the manager and senior players step up to protect them.

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