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That Finishing Touch

25 October 2013

Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies has told Forest Player that he wants his side to be ‘more clinical’ ahead of Saturday’s trip to Yeovil Town.

The Reds boss was left frustrated after Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Bournemouth, a match his side could have had wrapped up long before Marc Pugh’s injury-time equaliser, but says positive work is going on behind the scenes to help find that finishing touch.

He said: “We encourage our strikers. We are on their side. We are loyal and faithful to them and they will continue to get that from me and the staff. I think that will stand them in good stead over the course of a season where there will be many highs and lows.

“We need to be more clinical but they are here because we know they’re good players. They have proved that already.”

The manager was speaking immediately after yesterday’s training session, a vigorous workout in glorious autumn conditions at the club’s Nigel Doughty Academy.

And Davies was full of praise for his men after another tough afternoon’s work.

He said: “Irrespective of what happens on a Saturday, one thing we do know is that these players give us everything. They work very hard and are a pleasure to work with every single day.

“It’s a progressing group. They are learning and getting better, and we have some young players who are continuing their development.

“There is a great spirit among a very conscientious group of players and staff, who are tremendous at their jobs, and we’ll keep doing the best for the owner, his family and our fans.

“We have prepared well for Yeovil. The one thing we will never do is disrespect any team that earns the right to play in this league.

“Our confidence is high and we will work very hard to try and get the three points.”

Click here to watch the full interview on Forest Player.

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