Nottingham Forest temporary manager Gary Brazil says his players must have the “courage and conviction” to improve their recent results ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Ipswich Town.The Reds travel to Portman Road on the back of Tuesday’s 1-0 home defeat to Charlton Athletic but Brazil says the players have responded well in this week’s training sessions and are determined to break their winless run.
Brazil told Forest Player: “I’ve been impressed with the way the lads have picked themselves up after Tuesday night. The best way to improve confidence within the group is to work hard and prepare ourselves to put in a good performance at Ipswich.
“There’s no easy way out of this run of form. We’ve got to roll our sleeves up and work hard. We’ve got to have the courage and the conviction to do the right things. They’re the qualities we will take down to Portman Road.
“The last few days have given me a good opportunity to have a closer look at the players both collectively and as individuals. It has provided me with a chance to talk to the lads and get to know them better as well.”
Forest supporters may have recognised a few familiar faces among the coaching staff on Tuesday night and Brazil says he is very happy with the men currently helping him run first-team affairs.
He said: “Jimmy Gilligan and Steve Sutton have been working alongside me. Jimmy has recently come in as the Under 18s manager and he has been assisting me over the last few days, while Steve has been working as the goalkeeping coach.
“Both of them are honest and hard-working guys who will identify well with the players. They’re both very proud to step up and work with the first team and I know that they are both excellent coaches who will do the job well.”
Click here to watch the full interview on Forest Player.