Nottingham Forest forward Jamie Mackie has told Forest Player he and his teammates are looking to “right a few wrongs” when they travel to Barnsley on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).The Reds are still smarting from Saturday's 4-1 home defeat to Wigan Athletic but Mackie insists they will be doing everything in their power to rectify that result when they come up against Danny Wilson's struggling side at Oakwell this weekend.
He said: "You always want to get back into action straight away after a defeat. I'd like to have played the Barnsley game sooner if I'm honest so we could right the wrongs of the Wigan game. We've had plenty of time to recover now and we're ready to go.
"To go to Oakwell is a massive opportunity for us against a team who are towards the bottom of the league. But it will also present a massive challenge for us because they are fighting for their lives and their place in the Championship. It will be a difficult game but I want to get out there now."
Despite successive league losses against Burnley and Wigan Forest have retained 5th spot in the Sky Bet Championship. And Mackie says excitement is beginning to build among the squad as they aim for a top-six finish.
He said: "All season has been about setting ourselves up to be in a good position. Despite a few poor results in recent weeks we're still in an excellent position and we have to kick on now. This is the business end of the campaign now and all the games have extra pressure.
"If you don't enjoy this time of the season you shouldn't be involved in football. We're not middle of the table also-rans, we're at the right end of the league. We feel we're in a good place to go on and achieve something special at the end of the season."
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