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No holding back

2 November 2015

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman says his side will be going ‘all out’ to take victory at Preston North End tomorrow night.

The Reds make the journey to Deepdale looking to open the month of November with a win and Freedman says that an entertaining contest is in prospect between two sides who are desperate to get three points on the board.

Speaking to Forest Player he said: “Preston have switched their formation recently and that has helped them to get four clean sheets in a row.

“They’ll be hard to break down but we caused Sheffield Wednesday problems with our two strikers on Saturday and we’ll look to do the same again.

“We need to make sure we close them down on the edge of our box because Gallagher and Johnson are very dangerous there but we’ve put together a game plan that we think will help the lads get the win they are looking for.

“It should be an excellent game. These are two teams who are very close together in the league but from our point of view there will be no holding back.”

David Vaughan will be absent from the Forest squad as he serves a one-match ban after picking up five yellow cards and Freedman says he is expecting to make changes from Saturday’s defeat at Sheffield Wednesday.

He said: “I believe that there’s 70 per cent of my squad who are in the condition to play three matches in six days but there are other players who will have to be changed tomorrow night.

“I would like to stay to the same team but that’s unrealistic given the energy levels they produced on Saturday. So there will be a few changes to the side but we need to consider who those changes will be.

“There are certain aspects we need to improve upon but if we get back to the performance levels of the last seven or eight games then I’m confident we’ll win the match.”

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