Nottingham Forest head coach Sabri Lamouchi believes his side are up for the challenge ahead of the trip to Blackburn Rovers tomorrow.
The Reds travel to Ewood Park for the second game of three this week and Lamouchi is expecting a tough contest.
He said: “Of course, with their last result at home against Luton, we know we will face a difficult game. It will be very tough because they play two games at home and they need to play in a different way to push a lot and try to win, so it will be a tough game for us.
“If you are not ready, you will suffer like we did at Stoke. We need to be ready mentally, to be strong defensively and be ready to play our football. We will face some situations where we suffer, and if we are not ready to suffer together then it will be a big problem for us.”
The visit to Blackburn comes inbetween Friday night’s victory at Stoke and Saturday’s game against Brentford and Lamouchi knows that his side can cope with the busy schedule.
He said: “We have three games in one week; we played on Friday at Stoke, we play tomorrow against Blackburn and Saturday against Brentford.
“It is a tough rhythm but the players are ready mentally and physically, so we can’t complain. We are young, very determined and they are exciting games to play.
“It will probably be a full stadium on Saturday but before that we need to do our job tomorrow at Blackburn.”