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19 August 2016

Nottingham Forest striker Britt Assombalonga says he is 'fit and ready' to help The Reds get all three points against Wigan Athletic tomorrow (kick-off 3pm).

Assombalonga has had a frantic week following the birth of his daughter but says he can't wait to get back involved with the squad as they prepare to face last season's League One champions at The City Ground.

He said: "It's been a busy week but a fantastic one. Waking up at 3am hasn't been quite as much fun but the baby has been sleeping pretty well so I've managed to rest up. 

"I'm fit and ready for tomorrow's game. I thought we were unlucky at Brentford but we need to get a result tomorrow. Wigan will provide us with a really tough test but if we can play to our best then I think we can beat them.

"The gaffer wants to look after me and that's why I was on the bench on Tuesday because I'd obviously had a hectic few days travelling from London to Nottingham all the time. I trust him to make the best decision for me."

The 23-year-old has been the subject of speculation during the summer transfer window but believes the best way to combat that is to get his head down and continue to perform well in Philippe Montanier's side.

He said: "I don't let the speculation bother me. I need to focus on the important stuff which is that I'm a Nottingham Forest player and I'm happy. I want to test myself at the highest level but that will come one day.

"I don't have any personal targets for this season. I feel really good and just want to keep scoring as many goals as I can for the club. The interest is very flattering but I'm scoring goals here. I love all the lads here and we have a great squad."

Tickets are still available for the next two home games against Wigan Athletic and Leeds United via, in-person at the ticket office or by calling 0115 982 4388.

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