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Brazil confident of result

31 January 2017

Nottingham Forest interim manager Gary Brazil is confident of getting three points tomorrow night when Rotherham United are the visitors to The City Ground.

Brazil has been impressed with the performances against Bristol City and Leeds United in his two games in charge and wants to see more of the same tomorrow.

He said: “I am looking forward to tomorrow night’s game and we need Forest fans to come down and support us. We need to stick together and make sure we pick up another very important result tomorrow night. 

“It is an important game. From our point of view, I have been pleased with the performances we have had and I am confident and would expect us to get three points. The atmosphere in the squad tells me we are in a good place mentally and I am looking forward to tomorrow night.”

Brazil said he is unaware of any changes to the managerial situation at the club and he will continue to prepare the team alongside Jack Lester and Rob Page until told to do otherwise.

He said: “We have been training since the Leeds game to prepare for tomorrow night’s game and nothing has changed towards that. We are focused on putting out what we believe is the right team to take three points against Rotherham.

“I am aware that the club has spoken to Nigel [Clough] and that nothing has been concluded so I am overseeing the position and will continue to do so to the best of my ability. Until we are told otherwise we will continue to hold the reins and make sure training is done correctly and pick the right team for the games.

“What we are doing is on a game by game basis and making sure we are prepared properly for games and understand the opposition we are playing against. Myself, Jack and Rob went up to Rotherham to watch them against Barnsley. We know everything about them and we are ready for that. 

“If it extends to the Villa game, then we will make sure we are properly prepared to play against Aston Villa and if it goes beyond that we will continue on the same path. I love this football club very much and will continue to do what I am asked. 

“It is a privileged position to be manager of Nottingham Forest Football Club, even on a temporary basis, and we will do it to the best of our ability. If someone else comes in, we will stand down and revert to our normal jobs with our complete support.”

Aaron Tshibola made the move across the Midlands to sign for Forest on loan from Aston Villa and Brazil was pleased with the addition to the squad, and aims to add more players before the deadline tomorrow night.

He said: “He is athletic, gets around the pitch, has played Championship football, has a big future in front of him and I am pleased to get him in until the end of the season. He will provide competition for places in midfield and he is an addition to the squad that I am really pleased about. 

“We have a list of players that we are interested in. January is such an awkward window to get players out of clubs and we have a big list we are pushing through. I hope in the next 48 hours we have some more players coming in.

“I haven’t really worked on exit; it is more on getting people in. If there is interest from other clubs and we thought it would be to the benefit of the squad and the player, then we would consider it. In an ideal world our squad has got to be stronger at the end of January than it was at the end of December.”


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