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Time to right some wrongs

22 February 2016

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman says his team are ready to right some wrongs at Burnley tomorrow night.

The Reds travel to Lancashire with the unfamiliar intention of bouncing back from defeat after seeing their long unbeaten run come to an end against Huddersfield Town.

And Freedman is keen for his players to move on by producing a positive display at Turf Moor.

The manager told Forest Player HD: “The players are bitterly disappointed but we’ve learned from our failures. We all got it wrong but we’re looking forward to all getting it right against Burnley, which will be a very tough test.

“I’ve got to congratulate Burnley on their consistency – I think that’s something we’ve got to work on. I’m very proud to say we’re only one goal behind them defensively, but in attack they have bought big players for big money, and they have produced the goods for them.

“But we feel we’ve got the capability to go away from home and win because we’ve learned from our mistakes.”

Freedman had happy news on the injury front, announcing that Britt Assombalonga and Henri Lansbury could both return to full training in late March.

The pair will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Chris Cohen, whose successful rehabilitation from a serious knee injury means he is once again a regular in the matchday squad.

Freedman has seen enough of Cohen to hand him a new one-year deal, while youngster Oliver Burke has also been given a new contract.

The manager said: “I felt Chris deserved a new contract. I think his quality is there for everybody to see, his attitude is fantastic around the place and he’s hopefully going to break into the team.

“At the other end of the scale, young Oliver has been doing very well. I am a big believer that when you are developing players you have to align them to the right contracts, not for money reasons but for security reasons – for him and the football club.” 

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