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Hughton on Millwall clash

14 January 2021

Nottingham Forest manager Chris Hughton is targeting more victories as The Reds continue their run of home games against Millwall.

Forest won in the FA Cup against Cardiff on the weekend and go into back-to-back league games at The City Ground looking to continue their unbeaten run and climb up the table.

Another two wins against Millwall and Middlesbrough will see The Reds looking up and that is what Hughton is focused on.

He said: “We will be looking better and it is not a comfortable position to be in where currently are in the league. It is all in our own hands and we have to take every advantage that we can. At the moment we are on a good run of not losing games, it is a run that we want to keep going, but every single game throws up a big challenge.

“We are fresh into a game against Millwall who we know really well, they picked up a really good result and a good performance against Bournemouth which will give them a lift, but these are really tough games and we have to show what we have shown in recent games to get results.

“Resilience is a big part of the game, as is keeping clean sheets and trying to be as compact as you can. Also a big part of the game is how you go to win games, and for us that is the balances that we have to try and get right. Ultimately, and particularly when we had a difficult time in getting results, it is about getting those results and picking up points and that is the most important thing at the moment.”

Forest faced Millwall last month at The Den, with the two teams playing out a 1-1 draw, and Hughton knows that you can expect to face a hard-working and determined team.

He said: “You know what you are going to get from their side and you know what you are going to get from the individuals that play. They have got really good quality in the squad and they are a hard-working team as well.

“They can mix it up, when we played against them they were fairly direct, going from back to front fairly quickly. We saw them in a different shape at Bournemouth, trying to play a bit more through the thirds. They are able to mix up their game, but whichever way they go, with formation or which individuals play, they will be a hard-working team.”

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