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Let's get the job done

18 July 2020

Nottingham Forest winger Sammy Ameobi wants to get the job done and seal a play-off spot at Barnsley on Sunday.

A victory for The Reds at Oakwell would cement a top-six spot or should results go in favour of Forest on Saturday, then a play-off place will be secured without kicking a ball.

But Ameobi is focused on the task at hand an knows a tough game awaits against a Barnsley side fighting for their lives at the foot of the table.

He said: “You saw them against Leeds and they gave them a really tough time. No game is easy in the Championship but with the quality that we have in this team, if we match their drive and their fight I believe our quality will show through and hopefully we can do that.

“Nobody wants the pressure on the last game, so we will try and get over the line on Sunday and start thinking about the play-offs when it is done.

“It is imperative to stay calm and the manager is always talking about our state of mind and making sure we are focused. He says he is not worried about performances or our quality, if we are all focused then we can achieve something incredible. That is the aim so hopefully it can stay that way.”

Ameobi scored twice in the midweek draw against Swansea, a fantastic display which drew the plaudits and he hopes to continue adding goals and assists to his game to help the team.

He said: “It is one point closer to the play-offs which is good and I am always happy to play my part. To chip in with a couple of goals is always nice so I am happy for the team.

“I want to try and prove to myself and I feel that I have been a bit more consistent this season, chipping in with goals and assists here and there. It is more about the team and I understand that.

“I enjoy playing on the right because it means I can cut inside and shoot more, but we have arguably one of the best wingers in the league in Joe Lolley doing that job, so I have to take it when it comes. If I get to play there, then I get to play there but if not then I am happy to play wherever.”


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