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Hughton on Coventry

3 November 2020

Chris Hughton said Nottingham Forest must cope with the busy run of fixtures as the hectic schedule continues against Coventry City on Wednesday night.

The Reds face their sixth game in just over two weeks against the Sky Blues and Hughton wants his side to show a reaction following the defeat at Middlesbrough on Saturday.

He said: “The mood is good, the one thing about this division and the volume of games is that, as a coach, the thing you like to do is go over the last game. The problem that you have is when it comes round so quickly you are very quickly onto the next game.

“The same goes for the players, they have to get the last game, whatever the result, out of their heads and think about the next game and we have to do that as coaches.

“As a defensive unit, we are in games and there are a lot of positives to take. There are positives offensively but we need more of them. That is the difference between not losing games and winning games.”

Coventry picked up a fine result on the weekend, defeating early leaders Reading, as they settle into life back in the second tier and Hughton knows that they will pose a tough test.

“You can only go back to their last game and we all watched their game against Reading and I thought they played really well,” he said.

“They have the mark of a team that has that promotion buzz and they have a good manager who has had this group of lads for a while. In the way that they play, they are well drilled and on the back of a good result it means they are a big threat.”


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