Freedman explains why he can't be disappointed with Nottingham Forest's performances

Dougie Freedman is upbeat despite a difficult start to the season for Nottingham Forest.

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman told the club’s official website that he can’t be disappointed with the way his team are playing.

Forest suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Cardiff last weekend, with progress slow for the club at the start of the current campaign.

With an influx of new players, giving the side a real injection of quality unlikely over the course of the day, Freedman will be looking to work hard, building on what he has.

“I can’t be too disappointed with the way we’re playing - the spirit and how we’re giving it a go. There were a lot of young players out there learning their trade,” he told

“We’ve got to dust ourselves down and make sure, when we do get these chances, we convert them.”

A winning run needed

Forest need to try and get on a winning run as quickly as possible, which will give the side some momentum and boost their confidence.

Freedman will be wary of heads dropping around his dressing room at the moment and it’s important he keeps everyone fully focused on getting that positive result, which kick-starts everything moving in the right direction.

Forest have some very talented and key younger players and it’s important that the manager finds a way of motivating them and preventing their heads from dropping.

It’s still a bit too early in the season to be able to judge Forest effectively and there is plenty of time for the side to recover and progress.

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