Nottingham Forest midfielder Andy Reid believes home advantage could be key when The Reds face Blackpool at The City Ground on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).Paul Ince’s men are desperate to distance themselves from the relegation zone, but Forest will have the backing of a vociferous home support as they look to stretch their unbeaten run to ten games.
And Reid, speaking earlier to Forest Player, is relishing the prospect of another home match.
He said: “We believe we can win away but you can’t underestimate the importance of home games. The atmosphere against Brighton was fantastic – the fans kept going in the last five minutes when it looked like things weren’t going to go our way.
“We need that to continue and I’m sure it will. If one of us makes a mistake please encourage us – that’s what we need for the rest of the season. The fans can drive us on.”
Blackpool may look like a side on the slump but Reid, who spent time at Bloomfield Road two seasons ago, knows The Tangerines will provide a threat.
He said: “We know they’ve got quality players who can hurt us if we’re not on our game but the same could be said for us. If we go about the job properly there’s no reason why we can’t go out there and take the three points.
“The fact they’re my former club doesn’t add any extra personal significance – I want to beat them as much as I wanted to beat Burnley on Monday.”