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Nottingham Forest boss Dougie Freedman takes swipe at other managers amid transfer talk

The Scot is not pleased with the way some managers talk about other team's players.

Nottingham Forest boss Dougie Freedman has had a real struggle with the transfer market this summer. The club are currently under a transfer embargo and Forest have had to scrape and scratch for the signature of new players.

The club are also battling to keep hold of players, with the likes of Michael Mancienne, Michail Antonio and Henri Lansbury all apparent targets for other clubs.

Now Freedman has been speaking about players coming in and going out at City Ground today with the BBC.

He stated:

“I have got two more spaces and have been very patient, so hopefully one or two things will come our way.

"There will be comings and goings. It will come out in the wash on Tuesday."

"We have had a lot of speculation around the club for the last two or three weeks.

"I won't talk about players at other teams. We have never done that at this football club and I refuse to do so even though some other people's standards are very low."

It certainly seems as though he is hopeful on snapping up a couple of extra players to help his Championship quest this term.

It is also clear he is becoming increasingly unhappy with the recent rumours surrounding his current players.

It is not clear who exactly he is referring to with his parting shot, but he is clearly not pleased with the way his players have been approached this summer.

Forest recently signed up Kyle Ebecilio on loan from FC Twente and any other additions will have to be on similar deals – with free transfers and loan deals the only options for Freedman in the transfer market.

He will hope to keep hold of his best players in the coming days and also bring in a couple of other bargains.

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