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Fisher on top form

28 January 2020

Bolu Fisher has hit terrific form in the new year for Nottingham Forest and she’s delighted to be playing a key part in the side.

The Reds have found the back of the net three times this year so far, and Fisher has played a direct part in all three with two goals and an assist and she is pleased to play her part.

“It feels great to have been involved in the three goals so far this year,” she explained.

“I am happy to have scored as well but I do believe that there’s so many more improvements that need to happen on my part for instance, my finishing and composure aren't the best in front of goal but I am working to improving on these so I can give more to the team. 

“Hopefully I can keep this form going, keep on contributing and not let my standards drop.”

The forward has also picked up the ‘opposition player of the match’ award in her last three starts and despite her feeling humbled to be named that she insists her only focus is on the team’s success.

Fisher said: “It’s not easy being injured and not easy coming back because obviously you’ve got to work hard to get back into the squad and then you’ve got to keep working hard to ensure you’re getting picked every matchday especially with the talent we have in our squad. 

“But to have been voted opposition player of the match in my last three games is humbling but in all honesty, it’s something I don’t really pay much attention to.

“Because at the end of the day it’s a team sport and everyone involved player or not, helps me to improve with all the standards set, goals we want to achieve and the constant battles put up between each of us in training and so for me it’s team award. 

“I mean without my teammates and all staff I wouldn’t be the player I am today and the player I hope to become.”

Fisher and her side most recently took to the field last Sunday as they exited the FA Women’s National League Plate at the hands of Middlesbrough in a 2-1 loss. Fisher netted Forest’s only goal of the game and she was left disappointed the side couldn’t force the game into extra time.

She said: “In the last 20 minutes or so after we pulled one back I genuinely believed and thought we could pull another back and at least take it to extra time but unfortunately we didn’t.

“Everyone was frustrated as no-one wants to lose of course especially when it’s a quarter-final but I think it’s fair to say many times in the game, we were the better team but we can’t fault Middlesbrough though because they took their chance when they had it which we didn’t necessarily do.”

The side’s full attention is now on their league fixtures as they aim for promotion come the end of the season and Fisher believes her team are capable of achieving that goal.

“Sometimes as tough as a loss is to take you can learn a lot from a loss and I think that’s exactly what’s been done here,” she stated. 

“We know we’re not perfect and there’s still so much more we can give. 

“But we can now focus all our attention on the league and working towards getting that promotion which is what we all want from players to staff and I truly believe if we keep working hard and not slip up then we’re very much capable of doing so.”


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