Kelvin Wilson confident of several positive partnerships in Forest's defence

Nottingham Forest defender Kelvin Wilson has explained why he feels it doesn't really matter who Dougie Freedman selects in central defence.

Nottingham Forest defender Kelvin Wilson told the club’s official website that he doesn’t think it matters which central defensive partnership Dougie Freedman choses to use.

Wilson is confident that whatever the decision from the Scot, there is enough experience and talent for the centre backs in Forest’s team to be effective and strong enough to help the side to important Championship wins.

Wilson featured in a much needed 2-1 win against Rotherham over the weekend, which gets the team moving in the right direction.

“Whether it’s me, Millsy, Hobbsy or Michael Mancienne back there, we’re all experienced, good players. Whichever partnership the gaffer chooses will work. Whoever gets left out will provide real quality on the bench,” he told

“It’s who the gaffer prefers to play there on the day. He might choose to play different players there for different teams, that’s up to him.”

Consistency is important

Regardless of Wilson’s comments, it is important that he and Freedman look for a bit of consistency in defence.

It’s encouraging that Forest have so many options in terms of players they can use through the middle of the back four but continuity is preferable over making changes every week.

Consistency allows players to build relationships and develop partnerships, which have positive impacts on the rest of the team.

It’s impossible for two players to build a partnership in defence if they don’t have any real idea of whether they are going to be playing together from one week to the next.

It’s important that Forest have secured their first win of the new season and hopefully a second win, with a clean sheet, will follow tomorrow against Charlton.

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