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Changing shape

4 March 2016

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman says a change in shape is in order for this weekend’s trip to Ipswich Town.

The Reds head to Portman Road on the back of some disappointing recent results and Freedman wants to alter his side’s approach.

He told Forest Player HD: “I believe this time we’ve got to change the shape a little bit.

“We’re disappointed with how the last couple of games have gone, especially at home where we’ve been ever so close but unable to get over the line.

“We’ll have a different approach against Ipswich, a more attacking approach, because frankly we have nothing to lose at this particular stage of the season. We need to push on and hopefully we’ll get a result.

“Ipswich are a long-ball team, they try and play in behind you. You’ve got to compete against them – stand up and be strong.

“They are a good side but not an invincible one.”

Freedman revealed that young winger Oliver Burke underwent surgery on a broken hand yesterday, while he had encouraging news to report on Britt Assombalonga and Henri Lansbury’s rehabilitation from injury.

The manager said: “Britt’s been training with us so he’s maybe two weeks away from getting some game time, maybe in the Under 21s, and Henri Lansbury is two weeks away from joining in as well.

“There’s good news on the horizon, it is coming, but it’s still a couple of weeks away.”


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