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Putting it right

13 April 2018

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Nottingham Forest defender Tendayi Darikwa says he wants to put in a performance for the fans as they get set to face Ipswich Town at The City Ground.

The Reds lost out 1-0 to Brentford on Tuesday night and the full back is keen to make amends for that defeat when they return to Trentside.

He said: "It is always disappointing to lose any game, especially when you come so close to putting the ball in the back of the net. We had some good chances, we hit the bar, we hit the post, their keeper made some good saves but that is the way it goes sometimes. We have a big game now to put things right.

"It is another home game; we enjoy playing at home. The fans always come out in their numbers and get behind us so hopefully we can go out there, put in a performance and get the three points.

"The main thing for us is that we are creating chances. We should be scoring more goals and we have been working on it in training so hopefully we can start putting the ball in the back of the net and coming away with the three points."

The clash with The Tractor Boys comes towards the back following Mick McCarthy's departure as Town manager, but Darikwa says that won't affect The Reds as they look to finish the season strongly.

He said: "We have got five games left, starting with Ipswich, and the target is to get as many points as possible. We go into the game full of confidence and looking to put things right and get the three points.

"It will be another tough game. They have a lot of good players at this level but we have to concentrate on ourselves and what we do well and hopefully that will be enough.

"It may change their mentality a little bit, but it would have been a tough game for us regardless of whether Mick McCarthy was in charge or not. They are still going to come here, make it difficult for us and try and get a result for themselves. We are just concentrating on ourselves and we go into the game with a positive mindset."

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