Kelvin Wilson dismisses potential source of frustration at Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest defender Kelvin Wilson has commented on the rotation policy of manager Dougie Freedman.

Nottingham Forest defender Kelvin Wilson dismissed the idea that rotation from manager Dougie Freedman was a cause of frustration at the club, when he spoke to Forest Player.

Wilson was pressed over the difficulty and frustration which can be created for him as a centre back, when he’s forced to play next to different players.

The theory is that it would make it difficult for Forest’s centre backs to form a productive partnership, but Wilson has stressed that whoever features in the back four is all down to form.

“It’s just down to the gaffer in terms of how he wants to play on the day - You can look at it that way (frustration caused by rotation) but I think a lot of it’s down to form – it goes off form and like I say, the gaffer may choose a player for certain games and that’s his job,” he told Forest Player.

It’s all down to the players

If Freedman is making the majority of his team selection decisions based on form then it’s all down to the players to ensure they either break into the team or maintain their starting places.

If someone like Wilson wants to play next to the same centre back every week then it’s in his interests, and the interests of the side, for him to ensure that the centre backs are solid and Forest keep a clean sheet.

It’s also down to the players to communicate with the manager if they feel there are problems created by rotation.

Freedman calls the shots but he has the look of a manager who will respect his players for putting their points across in the best interests of the football club.

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