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Bouncing back

8 December 2017

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Nottingham Forest forward Barrie McKay says the squad are keen to bounce back against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday at The City Ground.

Defeats at home to Cardiff and away to Ipswich have disappointed McKay, but he is keen for The Reds to show a clinical edge to take the points.

He said: "We have a good group of young lads here and we are close. There is good banter and we go for coffee and things like that; it gives you that unity. You can go to the older ones as well and feed off their experience and they join in as well.

"You can see that in every game that we play; even if the result is disappointing we all rally together to bounce back.

"It's that level of consistency; we have a great squad and there is no reason why we can't be up there challenging. We always want to look above and we just need to keep going and I am sure that consistency will come.

"That is the biggest challenge and we come in every day to work towards that. Some games it will go your way and some it won't.

"Last weekend we hit the bar, we had one cleared off the line and they get a chance and they are clinical. That is the difference and in the games we have lost we haven't deserved to lose and we haven't been clinical enough."

McKay is expecting a tough match against Wanderers on Saturday and knows that The Reds will need to battle to earn the right to play their own game.

"Bolton will be similar to the sides that we have faced in the last couple of weeks," he added. "It will be down to us to not be drawn into a battle and to play our football. When it comes to it though, we will need to battle them and earn that right to play.

"Most teams won't let us play having seen what we can do. It is up to us to earn that right and then to be clinical and take our chances."

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