Nottingham Forest assistant manager Steve Wigley couldn’t be happier with the attitude in the camp ahead of tonight’s trip to Wigan.
The Reds go to the DW Stadium second and unbeaten in the Sky Bet Championship, and Wigley says the players are displaying a will to win worthy of their strong league position.
Speaking to Forest Player ahead of this evening’s match, he said: “The attitude has been fantastic.
“There was disappointment on Saturday and still a bit this week but you’ve got to clear your head quickly in this league because you’re playing, recovering, preparing and playing. It’s as simple as that – every three days that’s how it is.
“But the lads are in good shape, the training’s fantastic and the boys who are out of the team are always pressing – you saw that last week at Tottenham.
“I couldn’t be more pleased with the attitude around the place.“
Wigan go into this evening’s match placed 18th in the Sky Bet Championship having suffered back-to-back defeats.
They are in a similar position to Brighton, who made life difficult for Forest in Saturday’s 0-0 draw at The City Ground.
And Wigley is expecting another challenging encounter: “There are no doubts in my mind that we’re in for a tough game.
“If I thought there were ten teams going for promotion this season I’d put Wigan and Brighton up there. I believe come the end of the season they’ll be at the right end of the league.
“They missed out last season in the playoffs and it’s sometimes difficult to react right away.
“We’ve just got to make sure they’re still scrapping for points after Tuesday night.”
Click here to watch the full interview on Forest Player.