On loan Nottingham Forest midfielder Luke Freeman has said that the club need to be more ruthless in front of goal to get more wins on the board.
Ahead of their weekend fixture with Watford, Forest are going into the game having lost 1-0 at home to Luton Town.
It was a loss that was entirely preventable as Forest should’ve been out of sight in the first half, but their missed chances haunted them.
Speaking ahead of Forest’s trip to Vicarage Road, Freeman insisted that morale was still high, but that the Reds need to be killing teams off.
“Morale is still pretty good to be fair,” Freeman said to the Nottingham Forest website.
“We played quite well in the first half on Tuesday, should have taken our chances and if we’d have scored the first goal I think we would have gone on to win the game two or three-nil.
“Of course there’s always a risk when you don’t take those chances that the opposition can grab a goal in the final 20 minutes, which is what happened, so it was a tough one to take.
“It’s that conversion rate that we need to improve to turn good performances into good results.
“We’re showing a lot of good signs and we feel as a team that it’s starting to work and once we start converting those chances I think we’ll be fine.
“We’ve been on a good run of form of late and we need to take that confidence and that belief into the game on Saturday.”
Will Forest see the real Luke Freeman?
It’s been a very mixed season for the on-loan Sheffield United man, who has suffered a lot with injuries during his Trentside stay.
As such, Forest perhaps haven’t seen the best of Freeman, who has just one goal and no assists in 15 league games.
Freeman said that this season has been the hardest of his career, but he feels that he is slowly getting back to his best.
“It has been a tough season for me personally, both mentally and physically.
“This is the only injury I’ve ever had in my career so it’s not something I’ve been used to, but I’m really happy that it’s over with and I can get back to playing again.
“It’s still a bit of a gradual process for me because after having that much time out, it’s never going to click straight away, but I’m happy with my performances and it has been so good to be back.”
Does Luke Freeman have a point about Nottingham Forest’s conversion rate?