No goals scored or conceded, Freedman explains why he was happy with Forest draw

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Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman feels there are positives to take from the club's 0-0 draw last night.

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman told the club’s official website that he feels there were loads of positives for his team to take from their goalless draw against Charlton.

Forest defended well, but struggled to create a killer chance in attack, which would have been enough to give the side a three point.

Freedman will be frustrated that his team weren’t able to back up a win over Rotherham in their last game, but stressed that he’s looking forward and focusing on the positives of the performance last night.

“There were loads of positives. We kept a clean sheet against a very good team and the more experienced players led by example with the youngsters falling right behind, which is what I want to try and build,” he told

“There were three teenagers on the pitch running around and giving loads of enthusiasm and spirit. They are only going to get better.”

“It’s very pleasing for me to play on the front foot against a very experienced, unbeaten Charlton side, with fantastic passing and great build-up play.”

Slowly but surely getting there

As was the case for any Championship team at the start of the season, it was always going to take Forest a little bit of time to find their best form and to produce their best play.

The new players to have come in have needed time to gel with the rest of the squad, but Freedman deserves credit for not allowing the standards of the football club to drop at any time.

That’s helped the players to find a little bit of form as soon as their fitness levels have reached a point, which has allowed them to perform at optimum level.

Next up for Forest is a trip to Bolton this weekend.

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