NOTTINGHAM FOREST: Freedman hails change in attitude

Forest chief Dougie Freedman has lauded his players after they acheived back-to-back wins in the Championship.
Dougie Freedman.Dougie Freedman.
Dougie Freedman.

Freedman’s troops recorded victories at QPR and Birmingham City and the manager says his players have changed their approach in recent weeks.

Forest host high-flying Middlesbrough on Saturday (12.30pm).

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Freedman said: “This football club has been through a lot and there are a lot of people who have something to say about that.

“But now is the time to take stock a little bit.

“Let us do what we have got to do, if we worry about our own house, we are a better side – and that is what we have done.

“Players are putting their effort into the team now.

“I have no problem in saying that, when I first came here, there were too many people here who were not here because they wanted to play for the club.

“There were other reasons why they were here – but we are slowly moving the club away from that.

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Freedman also praised the performance at St Andrew’s where his side won 1-0 thanks to Dexter Blackstock’s strike.

He added: “I am sure people were questioning things before the game, but I have the opportunity to work with these players every day.

“I have the mindset that you need a squad in this division.

“I know now that I can turn around and see a bench behind me that can help me to win a game or hold on to a game.”