Matt Mills opens up on relationship between Dougie Freedman and Fawaz Al-Hasawi

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Matt Mills says that Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman has a good relationship with club chairman Fawaz Al-Hasawi.

Nottingham Forest defender Matt Mills has revealed on talkSPORT that manager Dougie Freedman and club chairman Fawaz Al-Hasawi have a good relationship.

“The chairman and the manager seem to have a good relationship,” said the 29-year-old centre-back. “I think the way in which the manager handled himself through all the speculation was first class.

“Ultimately the consistency at that level - the management with the chairman - is flowing through the club.”

Freedman was appointed the Forest manager in February 2015 following the departure of Stuart Pearce.

The Scot did a good job at the City Ground last season and guided the Reds to 18th in the Championship.

Forest’s performances and results so far this campaign have been mixed, but they are in good form at the moment and could push for the playoffs.

The Reds are 15th in the Championship table at the moment with 28 points from 22 matches. Freedman’s side are nine points behind sixth-placed Ipswich Town with a game in hand.

Forest probably do not have the squad capable of challenging the likes of Burnley and Ipswich Town for a top-six finish in the league table this season.

However, a spot in the top 10 is certainly within reach of the Reds, who will face Leeds United at the City Ground later today.

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