Sean O’Driscoll today outlined his vision of the identity he wants his Nottingham Forest side to develop.The Reds boss is aiming to create a squad that has intelligence and flexibility at its core and can cope with problems posed by opposition teams.
He believes he achieved that during his five-year spell in charge of Doncaster and is targeting a similar outcome on Trentside.
Speaking ahead of the first of two successive away games, against Brighton at The Amex Stadium tomorrow (kick-off 3pm), O’Driscoll said: “I want a team that’s flexible, that can recognise what’s going on in a game and adapt to it.
“I would like an intelligent team that’s not prescriptive, so people don’t always know how we are going to play.
“I want people to come to The City Ground thinking that they could have a problem with us because we can hit them with four or five different avenues.
“And I want us to be able to change when we need to – if we need width we’ve got it in the squad; if we need a target man we’ve got that and if we need to play from the back we can do it.
“All those things trying to make sure that we’ve got an identity that is as flexible as we can make it.”