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Growing confidence

5 March 2018

Nottingham Forest manager Aitor Karanka says his side is growing in confidence as they travel to take on Norwich City on Tuesday night.

The Reds have gone four games unbeaten in the league, winning their last two, and Karanka wants his side to carry on improving at Carrow Road.

He said: "You are getting confident when you are not conceding goals, when you are not conceding goals you can win games and when you win games, your confidence improves a lot.

"What is happening with the team, you feel they are confident on the pitch and when we have the ball we have good players to play well. When we don't have it, we are compact and the players know what they have to do.

"To add points to the table is always good. Now we are in a good run, we are four games unbeaten, but we have to keep going.

"We have to realise the mistakes we are making as if you want to win games, you can't make mistakes. The mistakes in the last two games didn't cost us a lot as we won both of them, but we need to try and fix them."

Norwich have fallen short of where they were in the league last season, sitting one place above Forest going into the game, and the chance to close that gap is extra motivation for The Reds according to Karanka.

He added: "It will be another tough game, and even more as we played on Saturday and they didn't. They have had more time to rest, it is a long journey, but when you are on the run we are on at the minute it is better to play as many games as possible to take advantage of it and we are really positive about the game.

"It is a good motivation, in the same way that when we went to QPR, they were above us and we passed them. It is a good chance to keep improving, to keep adding points and to keep going up in the table."


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