Samba Sow said that Nottingham Forest must build on their positive results as they get set to face Birmingham City on Boxing Day.
The Reds picked up four points from a home game against Sheffield Wednesday and a trip to Millwall, and Sow is determined the keep that going to continue building confidence and momentum going into the New Year.
He said: “I think these games, even the second half against Norwich, we played well and we were solid. We need to build on these kind of games and with the quality we have in the team, we need to take the points to be confident and to try and play better and better.
“We were solid in these last two games, we took four points and the defensive players all did their jobs. We need to build around these kind of performances and stay like this because we know that if you go seven or eight games without a victory, that is very difficult mentally.
“When you get some confidence, you have to keep it and keep on working hard.”
Sow had a difficult start to the season as he battled with a knee injury but has fought back to return to the side and is determined to keep his fitness levels up and play as many games as possible.
He said: “I started with a problem in January, I remember after the game against Luton that is when all the problems with my knee started. I was frustrated because as a player, you just want to play and be on the pitch every time.
“When you are not fit and you feel pain, you do not enjoy it so that is why I am so happy to play, get more minutes and to try and do my best to help the team.
“I think, and hope, that the problems are behind me. I feel good, I want to stay fit as long as possible and enjoy the game. When you are a player, you just want to enjoy it and to play in all of the games, that is what I want now.”