Forest have a number of younger players who look as though they are going to be important squad options for the manager over the coming months.
It’s vital those youngsters feel supported and backed by fans because they are more vulnerable from a mental perspective through patches where the club is struggling and the team isn’t playing well.
“I think they did because of the energy (give more experienced players a lift) and it’s pleasing for me as a manager – I think this Nottingham Forest crowd, when they see their own running around, they know they’re only going to get better,” he told Forest Player.
Why the younger players are more significant at Nottingham Forest
Freedman is quite right to talk up the club’s younger players, because he needs to inject some confidence into them and give them a spring in their step as they look to get their teeth stuck into first team football.
Forest haven’t been in a position this summer where they have been able to throw a great deal of cash at bringing in new players.
Therefore, there is more of a reliance for Freedman on the quality of the youth prospects, because they represent new faces and different options.
There is evidence in the first team in the form of Tyler Walker, Ben Osborn and Olly Burke among others, of what can be achieved for any young player at the club willing to work hard enough for a chance.