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Progress Report

24 August 2012

Sean O’Driscoll insists his Nottingham Forest side are still a work in progress, despite their promising start to the season.

The Reds will be looking to build on their unbeaten start when they face Bolton in front of the Sky cameras at The Reebok Stadium tonight (kick-off 7.45pm).

Forest have drawn widespread praise for the quality of their football, particularly at Huddersfield on Tuesday when only a last-gasp penalty denied them a second successive Championship win.

O’Driscoll is encouraged by what he has seen so far but is certainly not getting carried away after just three games.

“We’re pleased with the attitude and application,” he said ahead of the trip to the North West.

“We’ve changed one or two things in the three games we’ve played.

“We’ve tried to maintain the things we want to do – it might look a little bit different game to game with different personnel but we want to be saying this is what we’re trying to do, be a little flexible in our approach at times but the end result be the same.

“I think we’re still really trying to get the players to understand their options when they are on the ball.

“When we pick the right option it looks as though everyone knows what they are doing but there are too many times when we pick the wrong option.

“That’s not a criticism it’s fact and we’re not the only club guilty of that because there’s many clubs up and down the country doing likewise.

“We’ve been consistent in our reaction to what we’ve done, so if someone gives the ball away we’ve reacted positively which is a trait we need regardless of results.

“And the players know that there is talent in the squad, so if we get the basics right with the talent that we’ve got on the pitch – and sometimes on the bench – we can get results.”

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