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A professional performance

16 January 2016

Nottingham Forest defender Matt Mills says the team’s professionalism was evident in today's 3-0 win over Bolton.

The Reds cruised to a comfortable victory against a Wanderers side who are languishing at the bottom of the table.

And while Mills recognised the ten-man visitors’ early attempts to get back into the game, he believes his own team’s approach left Wanderers with little hope.

The defender said: "To be fair to Bolton, I thought they worked tremendously hard to try and make a contest of it. But I thought we were very professional.

"We spoke this week about how when a team are down, you’ve got to try and keep them down with a quick start. When Wardy got through I thought he maybe took it a bit far but he’s so quick and he managed to get on the end of it. The keeper was committed, it was a red card and it made life a little bit easier.”

Forest now have a clear week in the run up to a trip to top-of-the-table Middlesbrough.

And Mills believes it’s important for the whole squad to carry on contributing if Forest are to stretch their unbeaten run to 12 matches.

He said: "The mentality of this squad is one of the best I’ve seen. It’s impossible to play every game in the Championship. The manager rotated the squad over the Christmas period - a lot of people came in and played and everyone’s done their job.

"We stay unbeaten and it’s vital that we keep the squad ethic because you’re not going to achieve anything by thinking you can do it on your own.”

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