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Giving it our all

10 March 2018

Ben Watson said that the Nottingham Forest players will put their all into the clash with Derby County to send the supporters home happy on Sunday afternoon.

It will be the first taste of the East Midlands derby for The Reds captain and he is well aware of what the game means to everyone associated with the club.

He said: “Every single player will be leaving everything out on the pitch and nothing less than that. We want the victory and the same will be said by the Derby players.

“The lads have told me what it is about. It is a huge game; Derby are up there and we have hit a good bit of form so it has all the ingredients to be a really good game and hopefully, come Sunday, we come out on top.

“Derbies have that extra bit of spice. Both teams want to win and both sets of fans want to win. Hopefully the atmosphere will be rocking and we can put in a performance and get the victory.

“I am looking forward to it. As it is getting closer, there is more and more talk of it. Derby games mean everything to the fans; it is the bragging rights among family and friends and us, as players, have to perform and go out and get the victory for them.”

With Forest on a five-game unbeaten run, Watson says that the squad is full of confidence but he knows that they can’t get ahead of themselves.

He said: “When you are winning games, football is enjoyable, but on the other hand when you are losing games it can be tough. That is football in a nutshell.

“At the minute, we are five unbeaten but we are not getting too carried away as overnight we haven’t become an unbelievable team.

“We are doing the basics well and we have got to continue with that.

“It is coming towards the end of the season and they need the points to maintain their position in the top six and we are coming into a good bit of form.

“We have opened up a gap between us and the bottom three and we want to keep improving and win as many games as possible between now and the end of the season.”

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