Nottingham Forest midfielder David Vaughan says a strong finish to this campaign could have longer-term benefits for the club.
The 33-year-old came on as a late substitute in Tuesday night’s win over Preston but could start against Sheffield Wednesday tomorrow.
And, while Vaughan is refusing to give up on this season, he believes the benefits of a positive end to the campaign could be felt months down the line.
He told Forest Player HD: “I’m looking forward to the game. They’re pushing for the play-offs and will be keen to get the three points but our season’s not dead and buried yet. We need the points as well to try and finish as high up the league as we can.
“If we finish the season in good form we can hopefully take that into next season. I’ve experienced that in the past so it’s important we finish strongly.”
Vaughan’s excellent form means he will likely be part of Wales’ European Championships squad for this summer’s tournament.
And the former Sunderland man is excited at the prospect of playing in his first major international competition.
Vaughan said: “It’s always in the back of your mind, the Euros coming up, especially for me with it being my first time.
“It will be nice to hopefully meet up with the squad again later this month and build on what we’ve already achieved.
“Playing over the summer is something I haven’t experienced before, so hopefully I can stay fit and keep playing at Forest – that will give me the best chance of being involved over in France.”