Nottingham Forest will attempt to become party poopers when they face Huddersfield at The Galpharm Stadium tonight (kick-off 7.45pm).It will be newly promoted Huddersfield’s first home game in the Championship in 11 years and Simon Grayson’s men will be looking to mark the occasion in style.
But Forest will head to West Yorkshire on the back of successive 1-0 wins over Fleetwood in the Capital One Cup and Bristol City in Saturday’s league curtain-raiser.
And boss Sean O’Driscoll has revealed preparations for the trip to Huddersfield began as soon as the final whistle sounded against City.
He explained: “The treadmill has started now, we were back in on Sunday preparing for the game at Huddersfield.
“There’s certain things we know are going to happen and certain things we are going to have to guess at.
“It’s making sure now that everyone is focussed and not complacent.
“You want people to be confident but there’s a fine line between confidence and complacency and we’ve got to make sure we stay on the right side of it.”
Huddersfield clinched a return to the Championship in May after beating Sheffield United in the play-off final at Wembley.
Since promotion Grayson has strengthened his squad by making a host of signings, including Joel Lynch who was a key member of the Forest squad that staved off the threat of relegation last season.
And O’Driscoll added: “Simon Grayson has done a terrific job. He took Blackpool out of League One and stabilised them and has now taken Huddersfield out of League and will do the same.
“They are an ambitious club with an ambitious Chairman.
“They have added to their squad and Simon has a good idea of what you need in the Championship.”