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We're ready for Rangers

28 April 2017

Joe Worrall says Nottingham Forest are upbeat as they face their final away league match of the season against QPR on Saturday.

The Reds secured a vital win against Reading with a good performance last weekend and Worrall says Forest can go into the game at Loftus Road full of confidence. 

He said: “It is a massive game, all of the lads are up for it and I think we can go there looking to get the three points. On the back of the Reading result we are all upbeat and we are ready for it. 

“A lot of people could say QPR are due a win but I don’t think they are. We can’t take our foot off the pedal and we go there, like we do every game, to win the game. We know what we can do and the fans are appreciating the good football we can play. That is a big factor, with the away fans knowing that we are more than capable of going away and getting a result.

“Being from Nottingham it does mean more to me but when you get to training we are all in the same boat. There are lads from all different backgrounds and age groups and you just crack on and do your best. You have to treat it as your job and be professional.

“We had a target a few weeks ago when the gaffer first came in that we would go into the QPR game with a bit of swagger knowing that we were safe. Obviously that hasn’t happened and we have had to push that deadline back a bit but we are confident it will happen and we go there with our tails up and we will go for the jugular.”

Worrall has been impressed by the impact that Mark Warburton has had since being appointed as manager and feels that the style of play has had a positive impact on the results.

He said: “He has come in and impressed everyone. It is very straight forward and there are no hidden messages and everyone is enjoying playing for him.

“We play football on the floor, it is more calculated play and we have been playing through the thirds. There are not many teams in the Championship that do that and you have to be brave as a manager and as a team and we have done it successfully, showing how well we can play.

“The way play, as soon as we give it away we are desperate to win it back. We know that we can hurt teams and there is a bit of a fear factor that we don’t want it to happen to us. There is a lot of energy to get it back and then we need to concentrate on keeping it so we don’t give it away. 

“He has given us the belief and confidence to show the good football we can play. It is about putting the ball in their net but if you can keep the ball and tire them down you have a greater chance of doing that.”

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