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Turning performances into results

19 October 2015

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman says it’s time for his team to ‘turn performances, energy and shots into results.’

The Reds take on fifth-placed Burnley at The City Ground tomorrow night, their first match on home soil since they slipped to a narrow defeat against Hull City earlier this month.

Freedman has been pleased with his side’s performances against high-flying opposition so far this season but admits results are now the priority.

The manager told Forest Player HD: “We’ve played what I believe will be three of the top six teams at home recently and fared very well against them.

“We need to turn the performances, energy and shots into results. The challenge is believing we can do that against a top-six team. It will be tough.

“The advantage Burnley have over most teams in this division is consistency of team selection and manager.

“We need to make sure we compete, play with intensity and defend from the front – that’s our game plan.”
Forest were without right back Eric Lichaj for Friday’s trip to Bristol City but, with his suspension now over, Freedman is looking forward to the return of one of his most consistent performers.

He said: “Welcoming Eric back will be a huge boost for us. I think our two full backs this year have been fantastic - Eric on one side and young Dani Pinillos coming over from Spain and settling in very well.

“Those two players have been our most consistent this season and when you lose one of them it’s a huge blow to your team.”

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