Nottingham Forest defender Danny Collins says The Reds must ‘show what they can do’ in Thursday night’s televised clash with Watford at The City Ground (kick-off 7.45pm).The Welshman returned to the side in the recent draw at Bolton following a three-month injury lay-off but says the Forest defence remains exceptionally strong despite their regularly-changing back four.
Collins told Forest Player: “It has been a bit like a revolving door in the centre back positions. We haven’t managed to get a settled back four yet but everyone who has played there has done well and we’ve still got one of the best defensive records in the league.
“We’re 11 games unbeaten now and we’re confident of coming out on top against Watford. We’ve played some good football recently and want to do that again on Thursday.”
The Hornets haven’t matched up to expectations this season following their playoff final defeat in the last campaign but Collins is quick to dispel any thoughts that Giuseppe Sannino’s men will be easy opposition.
He said: “I caught the highlights of their game at Manchester City and they could have come away with a result. They’ve got pace out wide, a lot of goals in their team and they’ll be confident with a new manager in charge.
“Everyone expected them to push on this season but for some reason it hasn’t happened. They’ve still got seven or eight foreign boys in their squad who can turn in good performances every week and we have to be aware of that.”
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