Freedman Hopes for Change of Forest Fortune

Manager Dougie Freedman was pleased with his side's performance in defeat at Ipswich Town on Saturday but knows that Forest's inabiity to make their chances count is once again putting themselves on the wrong side of closely-fought matches.

Speaking after a second successive 1-0 away defeat and with Preston to come at the City Ground on Tuesday evening, he told the official club website: "Let’s hope we play in the same way and create as many opportunities as we did today.

 "I do believe we’ll take them eventually, but we need to make sure we stay strong and resolute at the back as well."

Ten points now separate Nottingham Forest from the Championship relegation zone where Rotherham United are showing signs of life, a big gap and one that shouldn't concern the Reds too much although they will want to take something from home matches against Preston and Sheffield Wednesday before trips to Hull City and Derby County.