Eleven Games, Eleven Points To Make Up

Tuesday night's defeat at Charlton Athletic was the Reds' first under Freedman's management and left them eleven points off a top-six place in the Championship with a similar number of games remaining.

But, having taken sixteen points from the previous eighteen available, Freedman told the official NFFC website that his side did not get what they deserved at the Valley despite maintaining the consistency of their performances since his time at the City Ground.

And the Scot is relishing the arrival of a Middlesbrough side who now sit on top of the Championship following their midweek win against Millwall at the Riverside Stadium where Forest academy product Patrick Bamford netted his 13th goal of the season.

Currently on loan from Chelsea, the 21-year-old striker was substituted towards the end against the Lions but merely as a precaution by boss Aitor Karanka.

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