Ian Wright reacts to Nottingham Forest firing Dougie Freedman

Ian Wright

Former striker has criticised Nottingham Forest for sacking Dougie Freedman.

Former England striker Ian Wright has hit out at Nottingham Forest deciding to sack manager Dougie Freedman.

Forest lost at the weekend against Sheffield Wednesday, and on Sunday the club announced in a statement on their official website that Freedman has departed the club.

Wright believes Forest have made a big mistake and will struggle to find a good manager to replace him.

He told BBC Radio 5 Live's 606 on Sunday evening: "I don't know what more he could do. Who is going to want that job? Who could come in and do more? Beggars can't be choosers in this case to be honest.

"Why would a young and upcoming manager trying find his way go there? An experienced manager may think you go there sort them out, then you get sacked. They've got a massive problem."

Forest have lost five of their last six games but are safe from relegation, and Freedman has been managing ever since he took over under a transfer embargo, restricted to signing just loan players and free agents, while star man Michail Antonio was sold to West Ham and striker Britt Assombalonga out injured for an entire year.

Forest's next game is against Hull City this Tuesday, before the big East Midlands derby against rivals Derby County next weekend.

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