Dougie Freedman reacts to Forest defeat, comments on Derby clash

Nottingham Forest, who lost to Preston North End this evening, will face Derby County in the Championship on Friday.

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman has told BBC Radio Nottingham that he is pleased with the effort of his players against Preston North End away from home this evening.

Forest failed to return to winning ways in the Championship, as they suffered a 1-0 defeat to Preston at Deepdale.

Eoin Doyle’s goal as early as the second minute proved to be the difference between the two sides.

"It's a familiar tale, on top for 85 minutes,” Freedman told BBC Radio Nottingham. “It’s the story of our lives right now.

“We've got injuries, suspensions. The answers are in the club, in the treatment room! But now we don't have them. I've got no complaints with what they gave me effort-wise”

Over the course of the 90 minutes at Deepdale, hosts Preston had 48% of the possession, took 10 shots of which four were on target, and failed to earn a single corner.

Visiting Forest had 52% of the possession, took 15 shots of which six were on target, and earned six corners.

The Reds are back in action on Friday evening when they take on Derby County at the City Ground in the Championship.

Looking ahead to the clash, Freedman told BBC Radio Nottingham: “I'm really looking forward to it. I want to show everyone how well we're playing, as well as we played tonight.”

Forest are 19th in the Championship table at the moment with 14 points from 15 matches, just four points above the relegation zone.

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