Matty Cash says the Nottingham Forest squad are ready and up for the occasion as The Reds take on Derby County in the East Midlands derby.
It is the third time the two sides have met this season, with Forest winning the previous two, and Cash knows that despite it being different with no fans there, it will still be a full-blooded derby clash.
He said: “I’m ready, the boys are ready and we have done a good session today to prepare for tomorrow’s game against a team which is in form so we are looking forward to it.
“The fans make football and this proves it. As a player, when you play in front of fans, it is fantastic and you can’t beat it. When you play without fans you realise how important they are, especially with Derby tomorrow they will all want to be there.
“It will be an intense game because of the occasion, and both teams are fighting up there and Derby have picked it up massively, they are in form and just outside the play-offs.
“For us, we have to take it as a normal game and play our own game. We are in form too so I am sure they will be worried about us. We have been doing well, we are above them in the table so we will have to hold our ground and prove that we deserve to be where we are.
“It is a derby game and these are the games that you love to play in. Normally it is a fantastic atmosphere but we are fully focused and looking forward to it.”