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McKenna aiming to start strongly

30 October 2020

Nottingham Forest defender Scott McKenna is aiming for a strong start on Saturday against Middlesbrough.

The Reds have fallen behind in their last three games and have shown plenty of character to fight back, but McKenna wants to see that fight from the start of the game at the Riverside.

He said: “We just need to stop giving away a goal to then start playing, we need to go out and get the first goal and build from there.

“We are making it difficult for ourselves but it will come. The manager has only been here for a couple of weeks, there is plenty of time to work on things and the results will come, I have no doubt about that.”

McKenna admitted the frustration at conceding goals from set pieces, with the three goals conceded since Chris Hughton’s appointment all coming from set pieces.

He said: “Conceding a goal from a set play is a frustration, it is an uphill battle when we were relatively comfortable [on Wednesday].

“That is the last three games that we have conceded from a set piece, so that is something that we need to change but hopefully it is a good point moving forward.

“It is a quality free kick the other night, and a penalty and penalties happen. It is more frustrating conceding from a corner when we had several chances to clear it and we don’t quite do that.”

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