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An important part to play

17 September 2015

Nottingham Forest owner Fawaz Al Hasawi has stressed how important a role the fans have to play in Saturday’s kids for a quid match against Middlesbrough.

The Reds take on second-placed Boro with a third consecutive win in their sights and Al Hasawi is looking forward to what is likely to be the biggest home crowd of the season so far. 

He told Forest Player HD: “We need the fans’ support. We can’t work alone. They are very important for us – when the players see the fans all around the stadium they will feel more confidence. 

“At the beginning of the season I’m sure the fans weren’t happy because we were not having good results. But now we have the new signings, the players are looking sharper. Hopefully it will continue like this. 
“It’s going to be a difficult game but we have to face it. I wish the players, manager and staff all the best. I’m sure they are doing their best to prepare for the game. 

“If we can win another two in a row we will be very close to the top of the league. In this division you have to keep collecting points, especially in your home games.  

“I hope it will be our third win in a row.” 
Al Hasawi is delighted that his patience was rewarded with a successful transfer deadline day for the club, with Chris O’Grady, Ryan Mendes, Nelson Oliveira and Jonny Williams arriving on loan.

He said: “We were looking for quality, not quantity. We waited until the last minute of registration. I hope we signed the right players for the team – it’s too early to say, but when I saw them against Queens Park Rangers and Birmingham I was really happy. 

“When you are under an embargo to get quality players like this is difficult. I would like to thank the manager, the scouts and everybody involved. They worked very hard with agents and clubs to get the players.”

Tickets for Saturday's kids for a quid match against Middlesbrough are still available and can be purchased online at, in-person at the ticket office or by calling 0115 982 4388.

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