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Teamwork vital to three points

23 April 2017

Nottingham Forest striker Britt Assombalonga praised the teamwork shown by The Reds to claim a vital three points against Reading.

The striker hit a brace in the 3-2 win and said Forest could have had more but was delighted to get the three points in a brilliant team display.

He said: “I think we deserved the win, we probably should have won 5-0! But a win is a win and we will take that any day. We just had the belief from the start of the week and come the end of the week it was all good.

“It is not just me; the boys are putting it in there for me. I still have to do a lot but with all the chances I have had in the last few games, my luck has come in this one. It is one of those things where people are clearing it off the line and they don’t want you to score, but today someone wanted me to score. 

“I worked my socks off for the team; it is not about any individuals and we all want to stay up. That is what the manager has put into us, that if someone is out of position we have to work hard to fill the gap and the boys understand what we all want to do and we went out there and showed it.”

Assombalonga feels that Forest need to focus on their own results after the win on Saturday moved them three points clear of the relegation zone.

He said: “I think we should just worry about ourselves and that is what we have been doing. If we keep on doing that then everything will come together.

“The way the boys played, especially the way the manager wants us to play, if we started the season like that we probably wouldn’t be in this situation but it is what it is and today we showed what we can do.”

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