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Nothing to fear

31 August 2018

Nottingham Forest have nothing to fear when they visit Griffin Park on Saturday to take on Brentford, according to midfielder Jack Colback.

The Reds visit the capital in good spirits after the midweek victory over Newcastle and they aim to carry on their unbeaten run in all competitions.

He said: "It will be a tough game. Brentford are a very good team and play really well. They are different to a lot of Championship teams who play direct and get it forward as quickly as they can.

"Brentford will pass and probe and we will have to be ready for that. It will be a tough game like it always is but we are confident, we are unbeaten and we have nothing to fear.

"The unbeaten run has got to be looked at as a positive. We look hard to beat now and if you look at the Wigan game, we went behind a couple of times and come back when that wouldn't have been the case last season.

"We showed that again against Birmingham, 2-0 down, not playing the way we want to at home and maybe feeling the pressure a bit, but we showed the resilience and got back again."

Colback feels that The Reds need to remove the pressure on their shoulders when they take to the pitch for Sky Bet Championship action, so they can play with freedom as they did against West Brom and Newcastle.

"We are fully aware of the expectation surrounding the club at the moment, from the fans and from the club, but as players we need to just take each game as it comes," he said.

"We know we haven't played to where we can be, with West Brom the only game where we have performed really well.

"That is a case of a lot of players coming in, it takes time to gel. You see other clubs have been trying for years to get promoted out of the league and it will take time for things to settle down, but it has been an okay start.

"We are unbeaten which can be taken as a positive. Obviously we would have liked to have won more games than we have done but the foundations are there to push on and have a good season.

"No one gets promoted in August or September. It is a long, hard season and we know what the aim is and we are just taking each game as it comes."


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