The Football League Paper - - NEWS - By Ben Baker

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

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