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Cook prepared for cup clash

24 August 2019

Head Coach, Andy Cook, believes his side are highly ‘motivated’ heading into Sunday’s fierce FA Women’s National League Cup tie with Huddersfield Town.

The Reds face The Terriers in the preliminary round of the competition and with most side’s facing up against team’s in various leagues to one another Forest have a date with league rivals. Cook explained that facing up to a side that’s also in their league fires his side up even further. 

He said: “They’re all rearing to go enough and the fact were playing a cup fixture against a tough side like Huddersfield is motivation enough. 

“We go into all our games with high motivation and we’ve got a point to prove after the first game.” 

Recent results against the Yorkshire side haven’t favoured The Reds and with an eye for goal Forest already know the battle they face on Sunday in order to progress through to the first round of the cup. 

“We all believe it’s going to be a very tough game,” Cook explained. 

“The result that Forest had against Huddersfield last season shows that and speaking to people about Huddersfield we think they’re going to be strong. 

“We’re in for a battle but hopefully everyone will come together and well win the battle and come away with the win.” 

The Reds suffered opening day defeat last weekend as they got their season underway with a 5-2 loss away to Middlesbrough and side will be searching for their first win at the weekend. Cook insists that winning isn’t everything but picking up a positive result on the road is key. 

He said: “You want to win every game but after a loss its important how you bounce back and hopefully we can come away with a win. 

“Everyone wants to progress in the cup. League, County Cup, friendlies we want to go out and win every single game. 

It is what it is after the first game but we keep going and stride forward with a strong squad.”

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