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Mackie Praises Togetherness

31 January 2014

Nottingham Forest forward Jamie Mackie says last night’s victory over Watford reflected the amount of ‘belief’ at the club.

Mackie was one of three substitutes to come off the bench to score as The Reds turned a two-goal deficit around, and says the fact he didn’t start didn’t dampen his desire to make an impact.

Speaking to Forest Player after the match, Mackie said: “I think tonight just showed the belief we have as a group of players and staff.

“If we’re on the bench we trust the manager’s decision. We’ll do what we’re told and if we come on we’ll give it our all for him and the rest of the boys.

“Matches like tonight are why we play football. It’s not about all the other rewards which come with being a footballer, it’s about winning games as a team. I’m not quite sure how I’m going to replace that when I’ve finished playing.

“As a squad if we can carry on this mentality and togetherness we have a great chance of getting promoted this season.”

Mackie completed the turnaround with a close-range header and revealed he is working on taking up threatening positions more frequently.

He said: “I was desperate to come on and get in and around the goals. I got myself in a dangerous area, which I need to do more often. I know I can score goals, especially with quality players like Reidy in the side.

“I was also thrilled to see Coxy score twice. You always want your forward-thinking players to be confident. It’s a great sign for everyone.”

Click here to watch the full interview on Forest Player.

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