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Full focus on Friday night

23 September 2020

Nottingham Forest head coach Sabri Lamouchi said all the focus is on Friday’s clash with Huddersfield Town after a busy week at The City Ground.

The Reds brought in two new faces after the defeat against Cardiff last weekend, with Harry Arter and Scott McKenna being added to the squad, and Lamouchi was pleased with those additions but is fully focused on Friday’s game.

He said: “I am more focused on the game the day after tomorrow against Huddersfield. The transfer window is open so we had this opportunity to sign some players.

“Yesterday we signed Harry Arter with experience and quality, and the same with younger players. A different style but I am happy to sign these kind of players. I am happy with the new faces, new players, new energy and new quality for the team.

“But I am focused on the game against Huddersfield, because we need to wake up and start our season. We know the season started two weeks ago, so we need to absolutely be at 100 per cent focus on this game.

“Yes, it is good to sign new players, but the goal is to prepare the team for the next game.”

Forest will be looking to get off the mark on the scoresheet and with their points tally after two blanks in the opening two games.

The Reds face a Huddersfield side who are in the same position and Lamouchi is determined to get the season underway.

He said: “We need to find the team spirit and sometimes you have a crucial moment in the season, last season was the same. After the loss against West Brom and the last-minute draw against Leeds, we won against Birmingham easily and the season started.

"We just need to wake up and to say ‘come on, let’s go’. We need to start the season, we have given a lot of gifts and we cannot accept what we are doing.”

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