Forest are in a position where they need attacking reinforcements with the club’s hands tied in terms of the cash they can spend in the transfer market to make new additions.
That’s forced Freedman into a position where he’s said he’s simply trying to see if he’s got a good enough squad to be able to rotate and take risks to see if Forest’s results remain consistent.
“We’re just trying to be bold, not too clever, just a bit bold. I’ve got to see if I’ve got a good squad, if I’ve got to rotate, just to see what I’ve got – We’re desperate for strikers at the moment, I’ve got no problems putting them in (players to test whether they can play in attack), it’s just a case of when they go in,” he told Forest Player.
A bit of common sense for the manager
There’s no harm in Freedman making changes, rotating and taking risks because they are all things that any manager in the Championship needs to do.
Where Freedman needs to be careful is that he doesn’t tinker for the sake of doing so because any player playing dual roles in a team could find it difficult to constantly switch between the two.
The Scot can also utilise the Forest youth ranks, as he’s already done effectively, to ensure that he’s got fresh faces and new options in natural positions.
Tyler Walker and Ben Osborn are good examples of what can be achieved at Nottingham Forest if a younger player is given a chance to perform in attack.