Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman was pleased with what he saw from his team against Odense BK.
Contrary to the 4-2 scoreline in favour of the Danes, Forest controlled large parts of the game against a side who are coming to the end of their own pre-season preparations.
And Freedman was upbeat after the full-time whistle.
He told Forest Player HD: “I don’t judge the results right now. I trained the players very hard this morning, I chopped and changed the side and some players played out of position.
“I was looking for effort, attitude and high energy levels - and we got that.
“If you’re judging it as a result we missed too many chances but overall it was a fantastic workout against a side who are fitter than us at this precise moment.”
Forest’s goals came in the shape of a Dexter Blackstock diving header and a superb Jamie Paterson free-kick.
And Freedman hopes to see more of the same from both players when the season begins.
He said: “Dexter’s been doing that for a few years now. We’ve been working very hard with his fitness, so hopefully he can produce more performances than he did last year.
“I thought Jamie did well tonight. I’m really pleased for him. He’s really impressed me in pre-season.
“We’re trying to find his correct position.
“Last season was tough for him but he’s got to make sure when chances do come to him, he takes them.”
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