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Mackie Calls For Brighter Start

3 December 2013

Nottingham Forest forward Jamie Mackie has told Forest Player that The Reds are looking to get out of the blocks quickly at Millwall this evening.

Forest conceded two early goals in Friday night’s defeat to Reading and the former QPR man is determined to prevent a similarly slow start in tomorrow’s Sky Bet Championship trip to The Den.

He told Forest Player: “We need to start a lot brighter. You can’t give a home team a leg up in a game. Millwall is always a hostile place to go so we need to start on the front foot and try to come away with the points, which I firmly believe we can.

“We were gutted to lose against Reading but in those situations you can’t wait for the next game so you can put everything behind you.”

This evening’s Millwall match is the first in a hectic run of festive fixtures, and Mackie says December could prove to be a pivotal period in Forest’s campaign.

He said: “You can go on brilliant runs because you can pick up wins so quickly. There are a lot of games and you can really climb the league. We’re all very positive that we can get the first win under our belt tomorrow night and go from there.

“At the end of the Christmas period you can really begin to see where you’re likely to be challenging at the business end of the season. The aim is for us to be in a position which will allow us to have a good push.”

Click here to watch the full interview on Forest Player.

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