Nottingham Forest correspondent Colin Fray has praised Remo Freuler for his contribution since arriving at the City Ground. The Switzerland international was being interviewed by the BBC podcast Shut Up and Show More Football.

Freuler arrived at Forest in the summer for £7.5 million from Atalanta. There, he played over 200 times for the Serie A outfit and captained the team in the Champions League against Manchester United last season.

Now, he’s swapped European nights for a relegation battle. The player has rolled up his sleeves, however, and has actually shown leadership to captain Forest during 2022/23 when Joe Worrall and Ryan Yates have been unavailable.

Freuler praised Fray
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Fray is a devoted Forest fan and a brilliant commentator. He’s been the voice of the Reds on BBC Radio Nottingham for over 20 years and is part of the City Ground furniture.

The Reds commentator believes Freuler has been useful and told the Shut Up and Show More Football podcast: “He’s been integral. I think there’s been a discussion over who should be in the midfielder three but Remo Freuler has to be in there.

“He brings a bit of calmness and he’s one of those players who goes under the radar but more often than not he’s in the right place at the right time.

“He’s the sort of player that most teams need. If they get to the stage where they can partner him with Ryan Yates and Jonjo Shelvey, I think that looks like a pretty solid midfield three.

“I think he’s the sort of player that when he’s not in the team you’d really, really miss him. You won’t notice him until he’s not really there.”

Freuler praised by Fray and it’s about time he got some recognition

On Saturday at West Ham, much like many other Forest players, Freuler wasn’t at his best. Typically, he’s very steady though and the Reds are extremely lucky to have him.

On occasions, the 31-year-old could be braver with the ball. More often than not, however, he looks to make a pass to a player who is capable of hurting the opposition more.

Freuler praised Fray
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Freuler will naturally show more as the season progresses. To say it’s his first season in the Premier League, however, Fray is right to suggest that he’s been largely impressive.

Hopefully, the player can continue in fine form for a little while longer. If he does, he should help the Reds secure another season in the Premier League.

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