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In the hunt

1 March 2019

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Nottingham Forest manager Martin O'Neill said that The Reds are in the mix for a top six place and will look to continue fighting tomorrow at Stoke City.

Forest are in good form and go into the game on the back of a four-game unbeaten run, including Monday's East Midlands derby victory, and O'Neill believes that with confidence high in the squad they can earn all three points.

He said: "It is a major game for us and everything is. We don't want to slip up or lose any ground. It makes it all the more difficult as games start to run down but we are still in the hunt and we are keeping fighting. The players have good will and anything can happen tomorrow, I must admit, but we go into the game with confidence.

"The players have felt the games that we have had now that we have gone on a run and we maybe could have picked up a point or two more. All of that is gone, we are where we are and at this minute we have some ground to make up on teams who have more points than us or games in hand."

He added: "It is a big test and Stoke have players who have played in the Premier League. Naturally, I think they would be disappointed with how their season has gone.

"On their day, they can cause you lots of problems and we need to be very strong; strong in attitude and strong in mentality and obviously maybe have a bit of luck on the way."

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