Dougie Freedman says the continued backing from the Nottingham Forest supporters is providing his players with an important confidence boost.
The Reds will be roared on by almost 2,400 fans in the away end at Hillsborough this afternoon (kick-off 3pm) and the manager says that support could make all the difference as Forest go in search of three points.
Speaking to Forest Player HD he said: “The supporters are sticking with us and they’re appreciating what we’re trying to do. We’re not a long-ball team, we want to move the ball on the floor and they’re getting right behind us.
“We’ll have another fantastic support at Hillsborough tomorrow. The players are desperate to get wins for the fans and to have almost 2,400 of them there will really give us a boost.
“There’s a superb atmosphere between the players and supporters right now and we need to be putting points on the board to make sure that continues.”
Freedman’s men have turned in impressive performances in the recent games against Burnley and Ipswich and the manager believes his side are on the verge of gaining some crucial victories.
He said: “We are very close to winning numerous games of football. We have been playing a certain style for the last four or five matches and we’ve been unfortunate not to take more points.
“There are issues that we need to address and I certainly feel we need to be better in the last ten minutes of games. We lost points late on against Huddersfield and Burnley so that is an obvious area for improvement.
“As far as commitment and spirit is concerned, that is there in abundance. When I first walked through the door of the football club, I promised that we’d have a side who were organised and committed and who had an identity of passing the ball.
“I believe we have that now and we will soon be getting results to go with that identity. That for me is the last piece of the jigsaw.”