I’VE GOT FORWARD OPTIONS – DOUGIE
NEW Nottingham Forest boss Dougie Freedman claims his strike force can cope without Britt Assombalonga after the forward sustained a serious knee injury in Wednesday’s win over Wigan Athletic.
The former Peterborough forward, signed for £5.5m last summer, netted his 15th goal of the season in the 3-0 success before being stretchered off the pitch in obvious discomfort – and is set to be out for a whole year.
But Freedman insists his side have the firepower to march on.
“We have two good strikers in Matty Fryatt, who came on and did well, and Dexter Blackstock, who has been around the block and knows this division well,” Freedman said.
“Those two are more than capable of stepping in. I am happy with what I have got, rather than going out and looking for somebody on loan. If something comes my way that will improve the team, I will talk to the chairman. But I have good players in there, experienced players.”
CHANCE: Dougie Freedman