Freedman explains where he's been left with no choice over transfers at Forest

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman has revealed there are players who have left the club this summer that he didn't want to leave.

Nottingham Forest boss Dougie Freedman offered an explanation on Forest Player as to why he’s had to let some key players leave the club this summer.

Freedman has suggested that the balance is tipped towards the signings the club has made in the last few weeks, with financial pressure dictating that he’s had to let some players move on to new adventures.

He’s highlighted the exit of Jamie Mackie to QPR as one deal he didn’t really want to go through, but he feels he was left with no choice because of the restrictions the club has been working under.

“We’ve had a lot of players coming in and not a lot of rotation in terms of many leaving – We’ve had some players where we’ve had to do it for financial reasons where I didn’t want players to leave, Jamie Mackie in particular, but we don’t have a lot of options,” he told Forest Player.

“Halford, Collins and Dan Harding, they’ve done the club proud but they had to move on.”

Move on and move forward

There’s no doubt that Forest have lost a little bit of quality in the transfer window but it’s important for the side to move on and move forward.

Good experience has come in, with the likes of Jamie Ward and Matt Mills already having spent plenty of time in the Championship, while Freedman secured a positive loan deal for Leicester City owned Ben Hamer.

Forest don’t have the biggest squad, but they have managed to keep their best youngster and have added options in key areas, which gives Freedman a better chance of being able to keep everyone fresh and effective.

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