Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman says his ‘expectations are high’ ahead of his side’s first match of the new season.The Reds kick off their 2015-16 Sky Bet Championship campaign with a trip to Brighton on Friday night and Freedman is looking forward to getting the action underway.
He told Forest Player HD: “My expectations are high, I’m looking forward to it.
“We’ve worked very hard on team ethics. We are team that’s going to be hard-working and disciplined, and we won’t be relying on talent.
“If we can have those principles in the team and we can get some fresh, younger legs as well – exciting players – we can push on.
“I love every morning, seeing young Oliver Burke and Tyler Walker with a spring in their step getting better. It makes me excited to see what’s going to come up in front of us.”
The trip to the Amex Stadium presents Freedman with the opportunity to improve on an area he was unhappy with last season.
The manager said: “We need to make sure we pick up more points away from home.
“I think we gave away eight points away from home last season, sloppy goals late in games. We can be better and we need to make sure we start on Friday night.
“It’ll be a difficult challenge for us but there’s no reason why we can’t go down there and win.”