You can’t take anyone for granted and we don’t do that
Nottingham Forest travel to Burnley tonight and for their manager Dougie Freedman it is all about getting back on track after they lost last time out for the first time in fourteen league games.
Tonight is about righting wrongs according to Freedman after they were beaten at home by Huddersfield.
“The players are bitterly disappointed but we’ve learned from our failures,” he said. “We all got it wrong but we’re looking forward to all getting it right against Burnley, which will be a very tough test.
“I’ve got to congratulate Burnley on their consistency, I think that’s something we’ve got to work on. I’m very proud to say we’re only one goal behind them defensively, but in attack they have bought big players for big money, and they have produced the goods for them.
“But we feel we’ve got the capacity to go away from home and win because we’ve learned from our mistakes.”
Ahead of tonight’s game, Sean Dyche has heaped praise on striker Sam Vokes and suggesting he’s a joy to watch.
Dyche said: “Sam is learning all the time. He is moulding himself into a more mature player, even though he is only midway through his career. He is beginning to understand the game better and his role within the game and the way he is maturing as a player has been a joy to watch at times.
“Even after having a long period out with a serious injury, he has come through that with no drama. His match fitness has improved and he is looking after himself even better. He is a very good player, which is why we were so pleased that he wanted to stay at the club and why we’ve given him a contract in order to do that.”
Vokes will almost certainly be paired up front with Andre Gray tonight for the visit of Forest, of which Dyche said: “It will be another challenge because they are a good side. People forget that they had an embargo but they have still managed to do transfer business at the level they’ve been permitted to and they have some good players there.
“They have some players who have been signed for millions of pounds, so they are certainly not a team of novices. They know the market they are in, so we have to be ready to go again and that’s just the Championship. You can’t take anyone for granted and we don’t do that.”Share this page :