Nottingham Forest defender Danny Fox says the squad are fully prepared for the challenge that awaits them when they travel to Ipswich Town on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).The clash at Portman Road could be a defining one in the race for a Sky Bet Championship playoff place but the 27 year old says he and his teammates are itching to right the wrongs of recent performances.
Fox told Forest Player: “These are the games you want to be playing in. Obviously we’d much rather have been sitting solidly in the playoff places but there are still eight games to go and we’re ready for whatever is going to be thrown at us.
“Gary Brazil and his staff have got us right up for the game and we’re looking forward to it. It’s time now for us to stand up and be counted. If we can beat Ipswich on Saturday we’ll be three points clear of them and then we’ll start looking up instead of down.”
Forest’s temporary manager Gary Brazil takes charge of his second game on Saturday and Fox says the squad are totally unified as they head to Suffolk with the aim of breaking their dismal recent run.
He said: “We all need to pull together at a time like this. We’ve got some experienced players in this squad with the likes of Jonathan Greening and Andy Reid and I think it is vital we use all their knowledge.
“Gary has come in and encouraged us to enjoy playing football again. It has been refreshing to have a new face around and to work with someone who wants us to do well.
“The training sessions have been short and sharp and we’ve enjoyed working with him so far. For however long Gary is in charge we’ll do our best for him, for ourselves and for everyone associated with the football club.”
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