Simon Cox says his Nottingham Forest teammates are relishing the prospect of extending their unbeaten run with a positive result at Huddersfield Town this evening (kick-off 7.45pm).The Reds made it 15 matches without defeat in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Blackpool and Cox is determined to keep the run going.
Speaking to Forest Player, he said: “We want to go another 15 games unbeaten. That’s what we’re looking towards, hopefully starting against Huddersfield.
“We’re expecting another tough game, very similar to Blackpool, Preston and what we’ll face at Sheffield United. It’s an open stadium so the wind will be there again and we’ll have to deal with it.
“But these are the games you have to win if you’re aiming for automatic promotion, which is what we’re looking for.”
Cox has scored eight goals so far this campaign, already surpassing his total for last season, but found himself in a deeper role at Bloomfield Road as his manager Billy Davies sought about coping with the long-term losses of key midfielders David Vaughan and Henri Lansbury.
And, while the likes of Vaughan and Lansbury’s absence has come as a bitter blow, Cox says it is up to the rest of the squad to minimise the impact.
He said: “We are missing some influential players and others are going to have step into roles which might not come as naturally to them, but we’re a squad of talented players and we have to stand up and do the business.”
Click here to watch the full interview on Forest Player.