Nottingham Forest full back Chris Cohen says the team are targeting nothing but victory at Hull City tomorrow night.
The former club captain admitted that the team’s display against Sheffield Wednesday fell below the required standard but says the players will be taking a positive approach to the KC Stadium.
Cohen told Forest Player HD: “First of all, we need to say that we know Saturday wasn’t good enough. That boils down to everyone who is involved on a matchday: players, manager, coaches.
“Hearing that the manager had gone, we feel like we let him down because unfortunately we weren’t good enough for Dougie to stay in his job. I wish him all the best and I hope he goes on to have a successful career, but now we concentrate on trying to finish the season in a positive manner.
“We’re looking to go to Hull and win the game and straightaway that has a positive effect around the changing room. We’re not going there thinking a point’s a good result.
“But it’s easy just saying that sitting here before the game. At 10pm tomorrow we’ll know a little bit more about where we are as a team.”
Paul Williams will take charge tomorrow night and Cohen has been impressed with what he’s seen from the coach.
He said: “Previously Paul would take a lot of the sessions with the boys who haven’t been playing, quite often the day after a game.
“Sometimes it’s a bit difficult to motivate people who are frustrated at not playing but his sessions were brilliant. We used to get a lot out of them – high tempo, hard work and he’s not afraid to tell people if they’re not doing it properly.”