Chris Cohen has explained what Dougie Freedman has told him about his playing more regularly at Nottingham Forest this season.
Speaking to the club's official website, Cohen says he has been told that there will be some games in which he is left out entirely.
Cohen has recently returned to fitness after 15 months on the sidelines, having suffered his third serious knee injury of his career early in the 2014/15 season when Stuart Pearce was still manager.
The midfielder made his comeback at the weekend, playing the final four minutes in a 1-1 draw with Charlton Athletic.
Cohen explained: "The manager’s been fantastic with me. He’s told me I’m not going to play every game, which I completely understand, but my idea is to be a player he can’t drop.
"Basically I’m here to help the team as much as I can and, whatever part I have to play, I’ll give it my all as I always have done."
Cohen's comments are encouraging, illustrating the determination which has enabled him to fight back. Each time he goes into a tackle, fans will remain nervous, but he does not sound like he intends to hold back, and fortunately Dougie Freedman seems as though he plans to use him wisely, for his own good.