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Lots of energy

30 April 2015

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman is disappointed the season is coming to a close as there is ‘a lot of energy’ within his ranks.

The Reds finish the 2014-15 campaign with a match against Cardiff at The City Ground on Saturday (kick-off 12.15pm). 

And the manager says he and his players would rather there were more games left to play. 

Freedman said: “Unfortunately, it is the last game of the season. I feel we’ve got a lot of energy in the group. They’re desperate to keep on going and put certain results behind them. 

“If we can stick to the way we’ve been performing, and make sure we defend a bit better in certain areas, it’s a game I think we can win. I want to finish on a high and show my appreciation for the fans in the right way. 

“Everybody’s fit to go from last week. I’ll add one or two younger players to the squad who have not been in it for experience – I think that’s always good.” 

Freedman is however looking forward to spending more time on preparing for next season, with a heavy emphasis on reshaping his squad. 

The manager said: “Come Monday morning my whole plan will be on recruitment. We’re going to have to be smart but I’ve got a good idea of what we have to do. 

“I feel very comfortable in saying I feel the squad is a little bit imbalanced. We’ve got too many players in certain positions and we’ve needed more freshness in attacking positions in the time I’ve been here. 

“We’re far, far down the line on one or two players that I think will excite the fans.” 

Click here to watch the full interview on Forest Player.

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