Nottingham Forest defender Jack Hobbs says The Reds must stamp their authority on Sunday’s game against Leeds United (kick-off 4.30pm).
The match will see two of the Championship’s in-form teams meet in front of the television cameras at The City Ground and Hobbs says Forest must be aware of the dangers posed by Steve Evans’ team.
Speaking to Forest Player HD, he said: “Leeds are a good side and they’ve got a lot of threat. We’ve got to respect them but at the same time go out and do what we have been doing which is stamping our authority on the game.
“We had a sticky patch where we were creating a lot of chances and not converting them and that got a bit frustrating for everyone.
“The gaffer sat us down and said we have to be more ruthless in our attacking play and since then I think we’ve been phenomenal. Scoring three goals against Reading and Fulham and then two against MK Dons was really pleasing for all of us.
“We’ve been scoring plenty but also defending well so hopefully that continues on Sunday.”
A large crowd is expected on Trentside for the contest and Hobbs says the support from the stands has had a positive effect on the team in recent weeks.
He said: “I’d like to say thank you to all the Forest fans for their support so far this season because we really do appreciate it. When they get behind us at The City Ground it makes a real difference.
“Hopefully everyone enjoyed their Christmas and it would be great to see a big crowd in on Sunday for what should be a really good game.”