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Missed opportunities

2 January 2016

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman was left to rue another late missed opportunity when his side drew 1-1 at Charlton this afternoon.

The Reds could have won the game in second-half stoppage time when Nelson Oliveira did brilliantly to win the ball in the area but failed to get his shot away quickly enough. 

And Freedman accepts missed opportunities have cost his side in recent matches.  The manager said: "In the end I felt we had enough opportunities to get three points. 

It does cement our unbeaten run but, looking over our last three games, we could have won it against Blackburn, Cardiff and Charlton. We could have had more points. That underlines how we’re playing - that we’re coming away from home and being disappointed with a point.  

"I think we look good in the midfield area - our passing game was back to where it should be today. We looked comfortable throughout the game. Their best spell was in fact when they went down to ten men. It made them dig in a little bit. We didn’t take advantage, which is disappointing and something we need to work at as it’s happened at Brentford and now at Charlton.  

"In the end we take a point and move on. At least we’re creating opportunities and hopefully we’ll take them soon.” 

Freedman confirmed that Jonny Williams has been recalled from his loan by parent club Crystal Palace, but one man Forest fans will be seeing plenty more of is Chris Cohen after he returned from injury as a late substitute at the Valley.  

Freedman said: "He deserves it. He has trained very, very hard and he’s shown his qualities. I felt he could balance it up with his left foot in the last five-ten minutes. 

"It was great to see him back and he’s only going to get better."

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