Nottingham Forest midfielder Henri Lansbury has told Forest Player that The Reds must improve their game in the final third ahead of the Boxing Day clash with Queens Park Rangers (kick-off 7.30pm).Forest have been held to goalless draws against Ipswich Town and Birmingham City in their last two outings and Lansbury says they must start functioning as an attacking unit if they are to get back into the Championship’s top six.
He said: “Our luck has been out a little bit recently but we do have to start creating more in the final third. There are some really tough games coming up so we’ve got to start being more clinical.
“We’ve worked hard on our defending in training so that we’re difficult to beat and three clean sheets in a row shows we’re doing well in that respect. Now we need to start taking our chances to get moving back up the table.”
The Reds face a testing schedule of three games in six days over the festive period and while Lansbury admits it will be a difficult time for the players, he can’t wait to go into battle with a familiar face on Boxing Day.
He said: “QPR have still got a lot of Premier League quality in their squad so it’ll be a really tough test. Hopefully Jermaine Jenas will be in their midfield and I can have a bit of banter with him.
“Christmas is a hard time for us. Some of the lads are away from home and away from their families but we’ll all take some time off on Christmas Day and make sure we’re ready to go against QPR.”
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