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Aggressive in attack

22 February 2018

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Nottingham Forest need to carry on from where they left off as they head to Queens Park Rangers on Saturday, according to manager Aitor Karanka.

The Reds finished Tuesday night’s game against Reading strongly and Karanka wants his side to take their aggressive attitude from that performance into their display at Loftus Road.

He said: “The second half against Reading was the team I want to see every day on the pitch. We were aggressive, we were confident when we had the ball and we were organised when we didn’t have it.

“It is another tough game against an experienced team with an experienced manager. It is a difficult stadium to go and play in but it is about us, and to keep playing with our organisation from the Burton game and how aggressive we were in the second half on Tuesday.”

Karanka knows his side need to notch up some wins soon, but he has seen some positives signs as The Reds progress.

“In football, the pressure is to win but if we played like we did in the second half on Tuesday it will be easier to win games,” he said.

“We couldn’t score that second goal on Tuesday but we had lots of chances. With the players we have and the players who are ready for the games and their quality, I am sure we will score goals.

“I knew things needed time with the new signings, and with two or three weeks of training together and playing together you can feel they are becoming a real team.”

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