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Mentally prepared for Middlesbrough

6 March 2015

Dougie Freedman wants his players to be in the right frame of mind for what he believes will be a ‘tight’ game at home to Middlesbrough tomorrow.

Freedman, who confirmed nobody picked up any fresh knocks at Charlton on Tuesday, said he will be working hard to ensure his players are mentally prepared ahead of the league leaders' visit.

Speaking to Forest Player, he said: “It will be a tight game but it’s a winnable game of football if we approach it right.

“Physically we’re in good shape – mentally we need to make sure we approach the game with the belief that we can go and win it.”

The Forest manager praised Middlesbrough’s recruitment and believes they will provide a stern test.

He added: “They play in a very structured way. They’ve got very good individual players, and they’ve spent a lot of money very wisely on young and hungry players so we’ve got to make sure that we are there until the 95th minute.

“The game will probably be won between the 80th and 90th minute. We need to make sure we’re still in the game at that time and that we are the team with the momentum in the last ten, because that will be the key to it.

“We need to use our experience at home and hope that the fans are right behind us.”

Click here to watch the full interview on Forest Player.

Hospitality is selling very quickly for tomorrow’s game against Middlesbrough with many packages already sold out. However, there is still room in Castle Club hospitality (priced at £50+VAT). To book, please call 0115 982 4450.

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