It's obvious where Dougie Freedman must improve Nottingham Forest over the international break

Nottingham Forest need to find a way of being more clinical in front of goal.

If there is one area that Dougie Freedman needs to work on at Nottingham Forest over the international break, it is his side's finishing. 

The Reds have fired in more shots than any other team in the Championship so far, yet only Preston North End have scored fewer goals.

Forest have scored just nine times in their opening 10 matches of the season, but their strikers cannot complain about a lack of service.

Forest 9 175
Brighton 14 162
Derby 12 151
Reading 16 151
Blackburn 12 145
Hull City 13 139
Charlton 11 138
Brentford 12 136
Wolves 15 135
Leeds 9 132
Ipswich 15 131
Birmingham 16 130
QPR 18 130
MK Dons 9 128
Rotherham 12 127
Huddersfield 10 126
Bolton 9 125
Middlesbrough 17 121
Fulham 17 120
Burnley 14 118
Cardiff 14 116
Preston 7 116
Bristol C 12 114
Sheff Wed 15 104

The Reds have peppered the opposition's goal with 175 shots, but they have lacked the ruthless streak required to put their chances away.

Forest's lack of cutting edge has already cost them this season but if Freedman can find a way to rectify this problem, then they could mount a promotion push.

At the moment Freedman's side are sat in 14th place in the Championship table, but they are only six points adrift of the play-off spots.

Forest return to action after the international break with a match against struggling Bristol City - who currently prop up the second tier standings.

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