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Darby: ‘Win Your Home Games'

13 March 2014

Nottingham Forest first-team coach Julian Darby insists The Reds must win their home games to maintain their position in the Sky Bet Championship playoff places.

The Reds suffered defeat to Wigan Athletic in their last City Ground outing and while a run of three successive defeats was brought to an end with a credible draw at Middlesbrough on Tuesday, Darby is now keen to get back to winning ways on home soil against Doncaster Rovers on Saturday.

He said: "Like everyone says, ‘Try and win your home games and pick points up away from home', which is what we did.

"That makes Saturday’s game an important one now. We’ve got to stay positive, in front of a huge crowd I would have thought and we’ve got to pick the three points up.

"There are no easy games in this division, as the Barnsley game showed you. Doncaster are coming off two victories, so there’ll be confidence flowing through the ranks.

"So they’ll be coming here looking to turn us over, but it’s up to us to roll our sleeves up, as we try and do every game and go in there and put a good performance on.

Andy Reid made an earlier than expected return from a hernia in the draw at Middlesbrough and set up Darius Henderson’s late equaliser.

And Darby says his appearance came as a boost to everyone.

He said: "It was brilliant. The physios have been saying to us that every time he goes on the grass he’ll get better and better.

"He only trained with us for the first time on Monday. He said he could give us 20 minutes or so on Tuesday, which is what he did. We were looking for one set piece, one cross, one shot and as it was he crossed a great ball in for ‘Hendo' to score.”

Click here to watch the full interview on Forest Player.

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