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Wigley wants to pick Cherries off

18 August 2014

Nottingham Forest assistant manager Steve Wigley says The Reds must attack tomorrow night's game at Bournemouth.

Forest make the journey down to the south coast with the aim of extending their unbeaten run to four matches but Wigley says his team will be doing all they can to take three points away from Eddie Howe's table-topping Bournemouth side.

Speaking to Forest Player, he said: "I think this will be our biggest test because Bournemouth will be the best team we've faced so far this season. If you were to pick a team who will be around the play-off places and in the mix for promotion then I think Bournemouth would be that team.

"Eddie has his team playing in a really enjoyable way for both his players and supporters and I think he's done a great job there. They're a very inventive side and we'll have to defend well and cope with their forward threat but I'm sure it will be a terrific game.

"We've got to be positive. If you're going to get out of this division then you can't be too concerned about what the opposition may or may not do. As we've seen over the weekend, this is a division where anyone can beat anyone so you have to go and attack these types of games away from home. We'll have to be at our best if we're going to take a result from the game."

The Reds were thumped 4-1 on the same ground back in April but Wigley and manager Stuart Pearce will make the journey to the Goldsands Stadium with a squad which is being bolstered almost by the day and which will also include the returning Michael Mancienne from suspension.

Wigley said: "It is a great option for Stuart because Michael can do any job in any position to the best of his ability. But we've got so many flexible players in this team including the likes of Michael, Chris Cohen and Danny Fox.

"The medical team have done a fantastic job and we're delighted that the injury situation is clearing up. Dexter is less than two weeks away from joining training, Kelvin and Jamaal have played in the development squad game this afternoon and Jack Hobbs is working his way back to full match-fitness. There's certainly a lot of positive news at the moment."

Click here to watch the full interview on Forest Player.

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