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Brian's case for the defence

3 November 2014

Nottingham Forest first-team coach Brian Eastick is targeting a clean sheet against Brentford on Wednesday night.

The Reds take on the London outfit at The City Ground on the back of defeats against Blackburn Rovers and Huddersfield.

And Eastick knows exactly what the team must improve on if they are to win the match.

He told Forest Player: “In our particular circumstance it’s really not rocket science. We need to keep a clean sheet or, at worst, only let one goal in to give ourselves a platform to go on and win the match.

“We just can’t afford to let the amount of goals in that we have been doing if we want to get promotion.

“Stuart will be putting players on the pitch who have got the courage to get on the ball and the mental toughness to deal with the difficult situation we’ve got at the moment.

“I think one win would put us back on track and give the players some confidence. Then hopefully we can go a run again.”

The Bees go into the match level on points with Forest, and Eastick envisages another difficult challenge.

He said: “Mark Warburton did a very good job to get them up and he made some very shrewd signings in the summer. Like Wolverhampton Wanderers they’ve got momentum.

“They will try to play through the pitch with some clever movement, but it’s all about who can get a foothold in the game.”

Click here to watch the full interview on Forest Player.

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