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Positive mental attitude

15 February 2019

Ben Watson believes Nottingham Forest can come away with all three points if they go into tomorrow's game against Preston with a positive attitude.

The confidence is growing in the Forest camp following the victory over Brentford and draw against West Brom and, even though it will be a tough match against in-form North End, Watson believes The Reds have the quality to get a result.

He said: "Preston are a team that can mix it up. They are always on the front foot, looking to force their opponents into mistakes.

"We have to manage the game and look at it. The gaffer and the coaching staff will have looked at their previous home games, assess it and see where we go from there.

"There are lots of points to play for and anything can happen. Earlier in the season, Hull went on that run of eight or nine games and went from relegation zone to just outside the play-offs and you look at Bristol City who have done the same.

"There is loads of football to be played, teams are going to slip up and teams are going to win and lose games. We have to take it one game at a time and that game is tomorrow.

"We have to go there with a positive attitude, win tomorrow and then it is onto the next one."

Watson was full of praise for manager Martin O'Neill and his coaching staff for giving the whole club a lift and he hopes that the boost can help drive The Reds towards the play-off spots.

He said: "It has been great. Since the gaffer and his staff have come in they have given the place a lift. The place is buzzing at the minute and you can see that in everything, from the way that the boys are playing, that will to win and the crowds still coming in as well.

"Everyday we go in, the boys look forward to it. We have a big squad with a lot of players training and a lot of players trying to prove a point and play on the Saturday.

"His record speaks for itself and the way he wants to play. He is a winner and the staff he has brought in are winners as well. It is down to us now, in these last 13 or 14 games, to give it a good push and hopefully we can go on a run of winning games."

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