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Looking for a kick-start

29 January 2015

Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Dorus de Vries says he and his team-mates are looking to ‘kick-start’ themselves with a win over Millwall this weekend.

The Dutchman, who has emerged as Stuart Pearce’s first-choice keeper in recent matches, says The Reds are looking to take the positives from their second-half displays against Derby and Fulham and extend them across the whole 90 minutes against Millwall.

Speaking to Forest Player this morning, de Vries said: “We just want to kick-start ourselves. When you look at the second-half performances against Derby and Fulham, we want to start the games like that.

“Once that happens I’m sure we can get a positive outcome.

“It’s a great opportunity against Millwall. We’re playing at home and looking forward to it. The mood is still really positive.”

De Vries admits he was slightly surprised to keep his place in the team after enjoying a run-out against Rochdale in the FA Cup earlier this month.

He has been ever-present since, however, and is enjoying his game-time.

De Vries said: “I’m starting to pick up my rhythm now. Especially for a goalkeeper, you’ve got to try and find your rhythm.

“You can only do that by playing games. You can train as long and as much as you want to but you need that game sensation, adrenaline and focus.

“It feels good to be in the team. I just hope I stay there.”

Click here to watch the full interview on Forest Player.

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