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Fear the Forest

23 February 2015

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman wants to strike fear into all visitors to The City Ground.

The Reds are in fine form under the guidance of their new manager, having won three of Freedman’s first four matches in charge and scoring 14 goals in the process.

Their latest success came in the form of a 4-1 victory over Bolton Wanderers at The City Ground on Saturday.

And Freedman believes the signals his side are giving off will make Wednesday’s match against Bournemouth a frightening prospect for Eddie Howe’s men.

Freedman told Forest Player: “I feel right now we’re a team that people will fear.

“I want to make The City Ground a place where teams fear to come. That’s what it is right now.

“I know exactly what Bournemouth will bring to us. They’ve got a certain style, which the players will need to understand, but I do believe it’s all about us. Right now we’ve got a squad that’s looking forward to every match.

“We need to make sure we keep the players’ feet on the ground and that they stay committed to what they’re doing.”

Barring any late complications, Henri Lansbury will continue as Forest captain in the absence of Chris Cohen, Andy Reid and Jack Hobbs.

Freedman said: “He has showed a maturity about his game in training every day.

“I think he responds very well to that added pressure. He’s a fantastic technician who can add certain bits to his game and being the captain will only give him more responsibility.”

Click here to watch the full interview on Forest Player.



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