EVEN PEP COULDN’T GET FOREST FIRING...
YOU can change the manager but you can’t change the problems. Forest could put Pep Guardiola in the dugout and they’d still be as threatening as a Buddhist monk.
Shorn of strikers and banned from buying any, the Reds can’t even create chances, let alone score a goal. They didn’t even muster a shot on target until stoppage time.
If chairman Fawaz Al-Hasawi thinks sacking Freedman will solve that, he’s even more deluded than we thought. The Scot knew his task was keeping Forest out of the mire – on this evidence, his ungrateful boss could yet come to regret a patently unjust decision.
Forest’s lack of menace was just what the doctor ordered for a Derby side bereft of form and humiliated by last week’s collapse at Rotherham.
For Darren Wassall and high-profile sidekick Harry Redknapp, the trick is ensuring a confidence boosting win isn’t yet another false dawn. With the play-offs on the horizon, the Rams need a run of results to stave off their inherent fragility.
STAR MAN MICHA MANC EL