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Keeping the balance

25 October 2018

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Nottingham Forest manager Aitor Karanka knows that his side must keep perspective as they travel to face Leeds United on Saturday.

The Reds picked up a convincing 3-0 win against Bolton on Wednesday night and Karanka said the players will not be getting too high after the result.

He said: "It is important to keep the balance. You can't finish the game like we did against Norwich thinking everything had been lost, or finish the game yesterday thinking that we are in the Premier League.

"It is about keeping the balance, to improve every day and to not think that we are really good when we win games and really bad when we lose games.

"It is just to trust the work that the players have been doing in the training ground, the work they are doing in every single game because when I built this squad, I knew that it was bringing together a lot of good players and good characters."

Leeds have made a strong start to the season but Karanka is confident as his side make the journey to Elland Road having won their last two away outings.

"It is a challenge but I am confident, especially because we had a good reaction yesterday," he said. "When we have played against teams at the top of the table, we have played really well, against West Brom, Middlesbrough or Swansea.

"When we play these teams, we have been doing well so I am confident and these are the kind of games you want to play."

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