The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

NOT­TING­HAM For­est boss Dougie Freedman be­lieves hard work will even­tu­ally pay off for loan sign­ing Nel­son Oliveira af­ter ad­mit­ting that the Por­tuguese striker is yet to get to grips with life at the club.

Ben­fica loa­nee Oliveira spent time with Swansea last sea­son and scored a win­ner on his de­but against QPR.

“He’s a fan­tas­tic fella, he re­ally is, and one of the hard­est-work­ing play­ers on the train­ing ground,” Freedman said. “But he doesn’t al­ways un­der­stand what’s re­quired so you’ve got to be a lit­tle bit more pa­tient.

“I don’t think he’s fully set­tled in to be hon­est – I think he’s still got to adapt to the pace of the game.”

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