Nottingham Forest striker Jamie Mackie has told Forest Player that confidence in the squad is at an all-time high ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship trip to Bolton Wanderers (kick-off 3pm).The Reds stretched their unbeaten run to eight matches with Sunday’s eye-catching 5-0 FA Cup with Budweiser win over West Ham, and the 28 year old says Forest’s recent points haul accurately reflects the quality of their play.
He said: “Confidence is flooding through the team at the moment and we’re all enjoying our football. We’re a really close-knit group with a fantastic team spirit and that will only help us in our promotion push.
“I think anyone who has watched us this season will know we could have beaten teams by more goals than we have. The boys thoroughly deserved to win by five goals on Sunday and it sets us up nicely to go to Bolton and get something.”
Mackie recorded his first Forest goal in the reverse fixture in August when The Reds swept Bolton aside 3-0, and the striker is aiming for a repeat of that result at The Reebok Stadium on Saturday.
He said: “That performance was one of our best this season, everyone played really well. The manager will have us well prepared for Saturday’s game and we’ll all know our jobs come 3pm.
“We’ve been on a brilliant run recently and we’re looking to carry that on at Bolton. It’s going to be a tough game away from home but we know that if we play to the standards we’re capable of we’ll take all three points. That is the aim.”
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