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Fight for everything

8 April 2019

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Nottingham Forest manager Martin O'Neill knows his side must continue to fight in their pursuit of a top six finish as they head to Sheffield Wednesday tomorrow.

Following defeat at Rotherham on Saturday, The Reds have slipped behind their rivals for a play-off finish and O'Neill knows that each and every moment can be important in the run in.

He said: "Every moment is a big moment and you have to treat it like that. You have got to be ready for everything, be aware of the opposition you are playing against and you have got to know the players.

"We have to pick up and learn from these things, these are important lessons for the team and if you are going to have any chance of getting into a play-off situation, you have to earn that right and fight for everything."

The game at Hillsborough comes around quickly after the match against The Millers on Saturday and O'Neill's men will be looking to bounce straight back and get a victory on the road.

"It is good to have the game so quickly as you don't have time to dwell on it," O'Neill added. "There is no point in passing a game like Rotherham over, you have to see what has happened during the course of the game, see how you can deal with it then move on.

"You have to bleed a little bit before you can look to the next game, so hopefully we have bled a little bit and we are ready for the match.

"They are really important games, big matches for us and there might be a reason why we haven't won back-to-back games since September time. We have got to be stronger.

"Sheffield Wednesday are on a very fine run but lost to two late goals against Aston Villa on Saturday. They are a decent footballing side and Steve Bruce has done very well to get them going, it is a big club so it will be a difficult game for us.

"We know that anyway but it is really up to us to make it as difficult for them as possible."

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