Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman has enjoyed what he described as a ‘helpful’ week in Sweden.The Reds are coming to the end of their training camp in Malmo and played their final friendly of the trip, a 2-1 defeat against Danish side Helsingor, this evening.
Freedman used the three Scandinavian friendlies to rotate his squad and to try players in different positions.
And the manager is very happy with how much he has learned from the process.
Speaking to Forest Player HD after the Helsingor match, Freedman said: “It’s highlighted people’s strengths, and it’s also highlighted people’s weaknesses. And that’s what it’s for.
“Pre-season has given me a chance to look at different people in different positions and to make sure they get their fitness levels up against decent opposition.
“It’s been a really helpful week for myself in terms of learning who can do what.”
The Reds found themselves 2-0 down against Helsingor before Tyler Walker came off the bench to score late on.
And Freedman is very pleased with how the striker is developing.
He said: “He’s a fantastic young player and a real credit to the academy.
“He’s starting to develop into a fantastic mover off the ball which is allowing him to show off his finishing ability, which he did tonight. He’s still got a lot of work to do with his hold-up play but he’s willing to learn.
“The future’s definitely bright for Tyler as long as he keeps his feet on the ground, which I’m sure he will do.”
Click here to watch the full interview on Forest Player HD.