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We will be ambitious

9 April 2018

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Nottingham Forest manager Aitor Karanka said that his side need to be ambitious going forward as they get set to welcome Brentford to The City Ground.

It is five games without a goal now for The Reds but Karanka has said they will go out on the pitch on the front foot against The Bees.

He said: "We need to try and show that we want to win the game. They need the points to get towards the play-offs but we are at home, we are five games without a goal so we need to be ambitious.

"We will try to play forward, we have been working on that in training so we have to get the consistency back. We have to be confident on the pitch like we were here against Birmingham and Derby.

"It will be a difficult game. Brentford are a team that plays really good football. They are playing for the play-offs and they will come here to play at 100 per cent."

Karanka said that he isn't concerned about his side's lack of goals as they are creating the chances but knows that they need to recover their consistency to start picking up points.

"It is not concerning as we are creating chances," he said. "We had one or two to score on Saturday and they will come. We are trying different shapes and different players, but for me it is more concerning to concede the goals that we did against Millwall and against Middlesbrough.

"If we go out to the pitch with the same team spirit and the level of consistency, we are going to be more confident and I hope that we can score goals. The players can't do more because we are who we are.

"It is a mixture of a few things. When everything was good one month ago, I was the first to say that we couldn't forget we had been training together for just one month. Now we have lost that consistency, the other things appear and it looks a bit worse but we need to keep going.

"We need to keep the good things and to play the second half like we did against Middlesbrough, we can take the positives and look to the future."

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