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Nothing to lose

22 January 2016

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman is relishing the prospect of beating league-leaders Middlesbrough at the Riverside tomorrow.

The Reds travel to Teesside looking to extend their unbeaten run to 12 matches and victory is the word on the lips of their manager, who says Forest have ‘nothing to lose’ tomorrow.

Freedman told Forest Player HD: “I’m relishing the opportunity to go and beat the leaders. I think we’re capable of doing it and I think if we play in a certain way we will do it.

“We’ve got nothing to lose at all and I’ll be going there with that kind of attitude. Nobody expects us to win.

“It’s going to be a very difficult job but we’re on a very good run of form ourselves. Middlesbrough play in a style that will suit ours and we have a certain style about us right now - we can create opportunities and the back five are playing fantastically well. Long may that continue.” 

Chris Burke this afternoon completed a loan move which will see him spend the rest of the season at Rotherham. 

And Freedman has given the winger his best wishes as he embarks on a new chapter in South Yorkshire.

The manager said: “He wasn’t getting as much game-time with the emergence of Oliver Burke and Ryan Mendes. It’s only natural that players move on.

“We wish him all the best. He’s a wonderful guy and a real pleasure to work with – a fantastic professional.

“But to get himself some games I think a different environment will be good for him.”

Subscribe to Forest Player HD to watch the full nine-minute interview, in which Freedman discusses his side’s week on the training ground, the fitness of Gary Gardner, Bojan Jokic’s adaptation and the continued development of Forest’s youngsters.

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