Dougie Freedman says that walking out at The City Ground as the Nottingham Forest manager for the first time on Wednesday night will be 'such an honour'.The Reds boss was able to lead his side to victory in his first match in charge at Brighton on Saturday and he hopes the atmosphere on Trentside on Wednesday night will be a memorable one.
Speaking to Forest Player he said: “I’m really looking forward to it. When I got the call last week I was so excited to come down here and talk to the chairman.
“To walk out at Brighton in front of over 1,800 Forest supporters was great but to do it at The City Ground on Wednesday night will be such an honour.
“I have to pinch myself when I think that I’m the manager of Nottingham Forest but it is a moment that I’ve worked very hard for over the years.
“It is going to be a massively proud moment for me and for my family but I’m a professional manager and I’ve got to make sure that I concentrate on the job.”
Freedman was delighted with Saturday’s success at the Amex Stadium but says it is now up to the Forest players to produce a performance and a result that is befitting of their superb home support.
He said: “We need to ensure that we don’t get carried away by the result on Saturday and stay committed. I want to show the Forest fans that at home we’re going to play with an increased quality and ability while we’re on the ball.
“Having played here I know that the Forest supporters expect a certain quality of play. But having said that I also know that if the players give it their all and show passion for the jersey then the fans will get right behind them.”
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