Dougie Freedman states what he'll discuss with Nottingham Forest's players today

Nottingham Forest have scored just 11 goals in their first 15 matches this season.

Nottingham Forest boss Dougie Freedman has told the club’s official site that he will discuss being braver in the final third with his players today. 

Forest were unable to take their chances against Preston North End in their most recent outing, and they fell to a 1-0 defeat.

The Reds created enough openings to win the match but weren’t able to take them, and Freedman knows their lack of goals is something he needs to address.

“It’s a very familiar tale - the story of our lives right now,” he said. “We were on top for 85 minutes and in the first half had a number of opportunities to win it - golden opportunities.

“As far as creating opportunities and having most of the play goes, I can’t ask for anything more.

“The lads have given us everything tonight. It’s a case of being a little braver in the last third, which we’ll discuss tomorrow morning.”

Forest have struggled for goals throughout the campaign so far, and they currently sit in 19th place in the Championship as a result of their struggles going forward.

The Reds did stick the ball in the back of the net last night, but Matt Mills’ header was ruled out for offside and they were left disappointed.

Forest brought in the likes of Ryan Mendes, Chris O’Grady and Nelson Oliveira over the summer transfer window, but they still have been unable to find a cutting edge.

It means that everyone at the City Ground will be praying for Britt Assombalonga’s return, with the striker coming ever closer to coming back from a knee injury which has ruled him out for over a year.

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