Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman was delighted to give the fans a performance to be proud of at The City Ground this evening.
The new manager saw his side make it two wins from two with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Wigan Athletic, and he was thrilled to serve up a pleasing performance for Forest’s home faithful.
Speaking after the match, Freedman said: “I was really pleased for the fans. We put on a fantastic, fully committed performance and won the game convincingly with three different goalscorers and a clean sheet. I’m really pleased the home fans saw that kind of performance.
“I feel everyone’s committed to the team effort. In the last ten minutes, when Wigan were playing freely, we were still really professional in keeping the ball out the back of our net – a good performance, but we’re not getting carried away.”
Britt Assombalonga, Chris Burke and Henri Lansbury were the scorers, but the game struck a sour note when the former was stretchered off in the second half.
And Freedman was unable to confirm the extent of Assombalonga’s injury so soon after its occurrence.
He said: “It’s a difficult one. I can’t make a judgement on it right now. It doesn’t look great, but we’ll have a scan in the morning and the doctor will tell me exactly what has happened on Friday. He’ll definitely miss the next few weeks.
“But we’ve got good strikers. Matty Fryatt came on tonight and did well, and Dexter Blackstock has been around the block and knows what’s required. Those two are more than capable of stepping in.”