Dougie Freedman: Nottingham Forest boss 'loves challenge'

Dougie Freedman
Dougie Freedman played for Nottingham Forest between 1998 and 2000

Dougie Freedman says he is loving the challenge of being Nottingham Forest manager, despite tough times on and off the pitch for the Championship club.

The Reds, who are under a transfer embargo, drew 1-1 with Ipswich at the weekend and are now 16th in the table.

Freedman told BBC Radio Nottingham: "If I don't like it, I can walk away tomorrow morning, but I love it.

"I love going toe-to-toe with people like (Ipswich boss) Mick McCarthy and standing up to a challenge."

Forest were a point off the play-off places after two away wins in the middle of September, but they have since lost three and drawn three of their last six matches.

"It is a big challenge with all that is going around at this football club," added Freedman.

"But I think we are on the right path. From off the field, putting the embargo correct, and on the field with one or two young players coming through the ranks.

"We play good football. I think the only thing missing is a little bit of good fortune and a couple of results will go our way very soon."

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