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29 September 2017

Nottingham Forest manager Mark Warburton says the results will come and the players are hungry to start winning games.

The Reds have hit a sticky patch in recent weeks but Warburton has faith that his players will be able to start converting their chances, starting against Sheffield United tomorrow.

He said: "We are disappointed with the results obviously. You don't want to lose a run of games but I would be far more concerned if we weren't creating chances. Possession is irrelevant; it is about how many chances you create and the quality of those chances. On Tuesday we had numerous chances and we just have to convert them.

"The players are winners, they are competitors and they are frustrated and angry when they don't win games of football. There is no lack of unity, no lack of togetherness or no lack of competitiveness.

"We are in a results driven industry and every manager and player is under pressure. It means that you work harder at what you do. We are in good shape, the players are hungry and desperate to do well.

"You have to get on with it. You have to be consistent in your behaviour, your manner and what you do. Players want that consistency and if you are not, they will see through you in a heartbeat."

The Forest boss is expecting a competitive game when Chris Wilder's side visit The City Ground, with The Blades in good form after a strong start to the season.

"They have been promoted and they have a unity, a harmony and almost a sense of fearlessness with a nothing to lose scenario," Warburton said. "They go for it and we respect it but we will hopefully be able to deal with it.

"You can't doubt the physicality of any team in this league. There will be tweaks in styles and formations between the teams but every side will come here very competitive.

"Every game is a must win game; every game is worth three points. It will be a competitive game against a team that is high on confidence after an impressive run of results and a couple of very good performances. We have prepared well and we go into the game looking forward to what we know will be a tough encounter."


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