Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies says positivity and excitement abounds ahead of tonight’s match against Reading.The Reds produced excellent displays to take four points off title contenders Leicester City and Burnley in recent weeks, and they tonight face a Royals side who will be keen to reassert themselves as candidates for automatic promotion.
That aim places today’s visitors among Forest’s rivals, but the Reds boss is refusing to put any extra emphasis on the fixture.
“I don’t think it’s a more important game than any other at this stage. It’s all about remaining in the pack at the moment.
“You have to keep in that top eight over the Christmas and New Year period. If you can do that then the sprint towards the finish becomes very important.
“We’re in there, we’re excited and we remain very positive.”
Speaking to Forest Player, the manager revealed that his side’s recent injury problems have opened the door for Academy players to take part in first-team training in the run up to tonight’s match.
And preparations have gone well despite a number of noticeable absentees.
The Reds boss said: “We’ve had a nice week. The players and staff have been bright and the club has had a nice feel about it.
“We have produced two great performances recently and hopefully we can do the same against Reading.”
Click here to watch the full interview on Forest Player.