With there set to be a sold-out crowd at The City Ground on Saturday, Nottingham Forest’s Matty Cash is determined to put on a performance for the fans.
The Reds supporters have backed the side in their numbers both home and away so far this season and with a capacity crowd set to descend on Trentside for the fixture with Barnsley, Cash is keen to ensure the fans go home happy.
He said: “We are really looking forward to it; we love playing at home. The atmosphere is brilliant here and the fans are right behind us, on our side so hopefully it will be a nice day and a win.
“They are the extra man for us. That’s why playing away from home is tougher because the atmosphere can make the difference. Every week here is sold out and that is massive for us, especially when we are playing well. We are in a good way so we have to keep doing that and make the fans happy.
“It is a very tough fixture. When teams come to The City Ground they will look to penetrate us and look to get the points. But we have to stay level headed and do the things that we want to do and hopefully the game will go in our favour.
“Barnsley are a hard-working team, we have watched videos on them and I have played against them in previous years. They have come up as the new boys in the league and they will come here and give everything.”
Forest go into the game on an eight-match unbeaten run, something that Cash and The Reds want to preserve and build upon.
“It has been really good so far,” he said. “We have picked up some points away from home and we are working really well. We are enjoying it under the new manager, we are all bonding really well but it is still early days. We are nine games in and we are off to a good start.
“If you look at our games, we have had tough away games but every game in this league is tough. We have had a tough start but we have to keep progressing, pick up as many points as we can and go from there.”