Leeds United v Notts Forest: A point at Leeds is an ‘achievement’ insists Freedman

Dougie Freedman.
Dougie Freedman.
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BOSS Dougie Freedman was happy to go home with a draw after his Nottingham Forest side played out a 0-0 stalemate at Leeds United on Saturday.

Forest had won six of their first eight games under the Scot to fire up thoughts of a late run to the play-offs.

And although that remains an option, this was a game Nottingham Forest were in with a shout of winning to make that hope become much more of a Championship reality.

There was no denying Forest had some good moments – Chris Burke and Ben Osborn drawing smart saves from Marco Silvestri – but they never managed to beat the Italian and headed back on the M1 with a point.

For Freedman, though, it was a matter of perspective.

“I’m happy with a point,” he said. “Because of the run we’re on and the standards we’ve set, we expect to win games.

“We have to be realistic and to come to Leeds and get a point is a good result.

“We were the better team, I think we had the better chances.

“When we take a deep breath on Monday morning it’ll still be a good point.”

Forest sit eight points outside of the top six and their slim play-off hopes remain alive.

“We’ve been an outside chance before the game and still are,” Freedman said.

“We have to play Wolves and Brentford, and we can see where we are.

“We came to Leeds and didn’t get beat – an achievement on its own.”