Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies says his players have ‘a spring in their step’ ahead of tomorrow night’s crunch promotion clash with Leicester City (kick-off 7.45pm).Forest’s 16-game unbeaten run was brought to an end with a 3-1 FA Cup with Budweiser defeat at Sheffield United, but The Reds still haven’t tasted defeat in the league since 29 November.
The manager says his men have put Sunday’s reverse firmly behind them and are now looking forward to challenging themselves against the league leaders in front of a packed City Ground.
The Reds boss said: “What we’ve got to do is put Sunday’s blip to one side and carry on our very good form. We know our unbeaten run came to an end because of individual errors and it was those mistakes which cost us dearly.
“The league campaign is now our priority. We’re looking forward to a fantastic run-in and to taking on these big games. Every win between now and the end of the season is valuable so that is where our focus lies.”
Forest aim to complete a league double over Nigel Pearson’s side, having won 2-0 at The King Power Stadium in November, but the manager insists he is only viewing the game as the next hurdle in the promotion race.
He said: “Our supporters got the bragging rights at Leicester and I’m sure they’re looking forward to this one. It’s a derby game and it’s a challenge for us to relish. We’ll prepare in the best way we can to go and win the match.
“We’re back on the training ground with smiles on our faces and a spring in our step. Another 16-game unbeaten run would be fantastic but we’re just looking to accumulate the points required to get into those top two spots.”
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