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We Must Be At Our Best

25 April 2014

Temporary manager Gary Brazil envisages a different kind of challenge at Bournemouth’s Goldsands Stadium on Saturday.

The Reds head for the south coast in pursuit of a victory to keep their playoff hopes alive and, while they will be buoyed by back to back wins, Brazil says this weekend’s opponents will pose an alternative threat.

Speaking to Forest Player, Brazil said: “It’ll be different to what we’ve come up against in the last couple of games. Birmingham and Leeds were both quite direct, whereas Bournemouth are going to move the ball around on the floor and try to pull us out of place.

“We need to make sure we’re very well-organised without the ball – that was a big thing for us over Easter as we kept two really strong clean sheets. We need to carry that mentality into Saturday and see where we sit at the end of it.

“It’s going to be a very tough game and we’re going to have to be at our very best to get what we want.”

Any concerns of a goalkeeping crisis have been eased by Brazil, who expects both Karl Darlow and Dorus de Vries to make the trip, but with the likes of Lee Peltier available again the manager says he has a “lovely” dilemma on his hands.

He said: “We have competition for places at the minute, which is what we want. We need the momentum that comes from a whole group of players who are hungry for this club to make the playoffs.

“The boys on the bench have been up celebrating when we’ve scored goals recently, which I’ve loved seeing.

“There’s momentum in this place and we need to keep it going.”

Click here to watch the full interview on Forest Player.

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