Forest drew 1-1 with Huddersfield Town in their most recent outing, but Freedman has seen enough over recent matches to suggest that a bright future lies ahead.
The Scottish boss insists that his side are playing in the right manner, and says as long as their standards don't dip, they will be competing at the right end of the Championship table come the end of the season.
"At this particular moment we’re not getting the points we deserve from our performances," he said. "The players are putting every effort in. They look well organised but, cruelly, we only take a point.
“I’m on the right track for taking the team up the division. I’m very comfortable saying, as long as we continue in our ways, we’ll get our return in terms of points.”
Forest started the campaign slowly, but a flurry of late-summer activity on the recruitment front seems to have sparked them into action.
The additions of Chris O'Grady, Ryan Mendes and Nelson Oliveira have given the Reds greater dynamism going forward, and their displays have been encouraging of late.
Although they let a lead slip against Huddersfield on Thursday, they still proved tough to beat and the result builds on recent away wins against Birmingham City and Queens Park Rangers.
At the moment Forest are sat in 10th place in the Championship table, but Freedman clearly has aspirations to see his side climb even higher as the campaign progresses.