Jamie Ward believes Nottingham Forest are ready to give someone a hammering

Nottingham Forest have been struggling in the opening stages of this season.

Forest currently sit 15th place in the Championship table, after a stuttering start to the season, but Jamie Ward has told the official club website that they will give out a hammering to one of their opponents soon.

Ward said: “We’ve played well at home this season, we’ve just not converted the chances we’ve created. We’ll keep working, you can see how hard we’ve worked for each other tonight, and we will carry on doing that. One day soon we’ll take our chances and someone will get a hammering.”

Dougie Freedman’s men have picked up just three wins from 12 games, and their tally of 10 goals scored is the second lowest in the Championship.

The attacking play has looked disjointed, although they have been solid defensively, and Freedman is working the best he can with the squad he has had to built amongst all of Forest’s transfer issues.

Whilst there is a belief they can only improve as the season wears on, with Ward himself believing that Forest are ready to dish out a hammering in the coming weeks, it is hard to see where this improvement will come from.

They are the most wasteful team in the division, being join lowest scorers despite taking the highest number of shots in the league, and 50% of their shots are being taken from outside the box.

They do not possess the type of player to create great goalscoring chances that are east to convert, and Forest’s play is more hit and hope than anything else.

There is a lack of precision and direction in their play, and it will take more than time to turn around Forest’s fortunes.

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