Nottingham Forest defender Jack Hobbs has admitted his frustration at The Reds’ recent form.
The defender played the full 90 minutes in last night’s defeat at Preston North End.
And, while he believes the team played well, he acknowledges the need to start converting opportunities.
Speaking after the match at Deepdale, Hobbs said: “We had the chances to win it, especially in the first half. I thought we looked dangerous on the counter attack.
“We played well. The football was good, we created chances. We’re just struggling to convert them at the moment.
“The games we’ve lost - we haven’t been turned over. We’re playing good football and we’re well in the matches.
“But we’re not taking our chances and odd goals are costing us. It’s massively frustrating.”
Hobbs is fully aware of how crucial a win in Friday’s home match against Derby would be, particularly after recent results.
He said: “It would be absolutely huge. We just have to win the game. We can’t just sulk about and keep our heads down. We’ve got to be positive and try to put it right.
“Fortunately on Friday we have a huge game - a local derby. The form goes out the window for that one.
“Hopefully we’ll get a few goals there, our luck will turn and we can be on the right end of a result.”