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Ward relishing Rovers tussle

13 April 2017

Nottingham Forest forward Jamie Ward is relishing the opportunity to build on Saturday's win when The Reds take on relegation rivals Blackburn at The City Ground.

Ward played a central role as Mark Warburton's side beat promotion-chasing Huddersfield Town 2-0 and the Northern Ireland international says the manager's style of play is making the difference.

Speaking to Forest Review, he said: "It is enjoyable. When it works it is brilliant on the eye for the fans but it is also playing the game in the right way which is definitely better for us. That showed on Saturday against Huddersfield as we played good football but we also worked hard off the ball. It is important to get the balance of putting in the hard work without the ball and making sure you show quality when you have it. It worked and we beat one of the best teams in the league and thoroughly deserved it.

"The mood in the dressing room was very positive as we knew how well we had played. We were happy but we all know that it is just one game. The three points were important to increase the gap to the relegation zone but Friday's game will be just as big, if not bigger. We know that a win can help us no end to take a big step towards safety and we are all determined to get the three points.

"Obviously we are aware of where we are in the league and where they are and we know what the impact of three points could be. We can only affect what we do and the results we get. If we can take points off another relegation rival, then that makes it even better."

Read the full interview with Ward as well as the thoughts of Mark Warburton, Fawaz Al Hasawi, Ben Brereton and Daniel Taylor in Friday's edition of Forest Review for the clash against Blackburn Rovers.

Five lucky fans will also find a voucher for two tickets to the End of Season Awards dinner inside their programme. Make sure you pick up a copy to ensure you have a chance of winning.

The 76-page edition of Forest Review costs just £3 and is available from sellers around The City Ground before kick-off, or you can purchase the e-edition here:

The clash against Tony Mowbray's Blackburn is an important one for Forest and tickets for the game can be purchased in-person at the ticket office, online at or by calling 0115 982 4388.

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