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Gaffer Wants Killer Instinct

20 December 2013

Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies has told Forest Player that his side must develop a ‘ruthless streak’ ahead of Saturday’s clash with Birmingham City (kick-off 3pm).

Forest head into the game at St Andrew’s on the back of a goalless draw against Ipswich Town where, despite having 18 shots on goal, they could not find the back of the net.

And the Reds boss admits that, while the standard of football his team are producing is pleasing, they must start putting teams away when given the opportunity.

He said: “Ultimately we recognise that when we have teams on the ropes it is important that we put them to the sword. We have to be much more clinical and develop that ruthless streak that will see us go on a winning run.

“That is what we have been working on all week on the training ground. The team’s general play has been excellent all season but we have to make sure that we start getting the results that our play deserves.”

The Reds have picked up two wins and a draw from their last three away games and their manager says they must take confidence from that positive record into Saturday’s game.

He said: “We’ve still only had four league defeats all season and our away record has been excellent. But we know that if we had been more clinical, we would have picked up more points over the course of the campaign.

“The Birmingham game starts a tough run of matches for us. We realise that taking our chances will be the difference in those tight games and we have to start improving that technique on Saturday.”

Click here to watch the full interview on Forest Player.

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