Dougie Freedman says not enough players wanted to be at Nottingham Forest when he took over

Dougie Freedman has reiterated that he was not happy with the attitude of certain members of the Nottingham Forest squad he inherited.

Dougie Freedman has told BBC Radio Nottingham of his damning first impression of the Nottingham Forest squad he inherited from Stuart Pearce. 

The Scottish boss took over at the City Ground towards the back end of last season, and says that there were number of players who were at the club for the wrong reasons.

However, after a summer clear out, Freedman believes that he has eradicated that issue and is positive about the squad which he currently has at his disposal. 

"I've got no problem telling you that when I came here there was not enough people here who wanted to play for the football club, there were other reasons why they were here," he said. "However, that attitude is slowly drip feeding away from the football club."

Forest's 2014/15 Championship campaign was plagued with inconsistency, with the side ultimately finishing in 14th place after a disappointing season.

At first it appeared that this term could have been set to go in a similar direction, but Forest have improved considerably in their last two matches.

After plenty of late-summer business on the transfer front, Freedman seems to have assembled a squad that is capable of implementing his plans, and wins over Queens Park Rangers and Birmingham City have lifted the Reds up the table.

Forest are now in eighth place, and they go into their weekend match against Middlesbrough with momentum on their side. 

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