Nottingham Forest striker Billy Sharp has spoken to Forest Player about the significance of Saturday’s match against Brighton at The City Ground (kick-off 3pm).Billy Davies’ men will make it a record-equalling seven wins in a row with victory over The Seagulls, but more importantly they can cement their place in the top six at the expense of one of their rivals.
And Sharp refused to play down the importance of the fixture.
He said “We keep saying it, but this is probably the biggest game of the season so far. Brighton are one point behind us and if we can win we’ll have a bit of a cushion and we can start playing under a little less pressure.
“We have been under pressure in just about every game up to now to keep chasing the pack but, now we’re there, it’s important we stay in the play-off spots.”
The on loan striker experienced promotion from the Championship with Southampton last season, and believes he and his teammates have what it takes to replicate The Saints’ achievement.
Sharp said: “I’ve seen a lot of similarities in the last 6-8 weeks, off the pitch and in the dressing room. It feels like it’s starting to come together at the right time and hopefully we can keep that going and finish really strongly.”
Click here to watch the full interview on Forest Player.
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