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Support has been magnificent

17 August 2017

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Mark Warburton is under no illusions that Nottingham Forest face a stern challenge when Middlesbrough visit The City Ground on Saturday.

The Reds go into the game on the back of their best performance of the season at Barnsley on Tuesday night despite defeat but Warburton knows they can use home advantage.

He said: "It is a tough test. They are a team that have made no secret of their ambition for a swift return to the Premier League. They have gone about their business with significant recruitment and good luck to them.

"From our point of view we are looking forward to a good game of football; they possess good players and so do we so it should be a good fixture.

"Every game you think you can win. There is no lack of respect there. We know we face a very stern challenge but we know we are at home, at The City Ground, where our record is good.

"From Tuesday night, we have to take from it, learn from it and keep on instilling in those good habits and look to deliver them on Saturday. I hope it is a packed City Ground. The support we have received so far has been magnificent so we can look forward to that and put on a show if we can."

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