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Andy Cook pre-Hull City

24 October 2020

Josh Dixon

Andy Cook states his Nottingham Forest side are ‘eager’ to take to the field this Sunday afternoon as they look to return to winning ways.

His side welcome Hull City to Eastwood Community Football Club tomorrow as The Reds look to rectify last week’s disappointing 2-1 loss away to Huddersfield Town. 

Speaking ahead of the game, Cook said: “We’re eager to play the game after last week’s disappointing result. 

“We we’re frustrated with our performance against Huddersfield so hopefully we can put our wrongs right against Hull. 

“We’re aiming to make sure we win our battles, win our duals and earning the right to play.” 

Forest couldn’t put up the full fight to claw at least a point back last week so Cook is searching for that full 90-minute performance he knows is side is capable of tomorrow. 

“I’m 100% looking for that bounce back performance,” he explained. 

“That’s where we were disappointed last week as we came off the field knowing that it wasn’t the same performance that we produced in the first five games- we were chasing the game mostly.” 

“There was only one chance on target in the second-half and that was their goal, so that tells the story that defensively it was a good performance from us but it wasn’t across the whole pitch for the full 90. 

“So, Sunday is all about making sure was do the work we know we can across the whole game.” 

Cook is boosted by the return of a couple of his Reds this weekend and he’s pleased to be able to field some fresh legs in his starting 11. 

He said: “We have a couple of players returning this weekend which is a good boost for the squad. 

“It keeps things fresh on the field and gives me different options.” 

It’s the side’s final home game of the month tomorrow and its their last match supporting Nottingham Forest men’s forward Lyle Taylor’s ‘Pink October’ campaign and Cook and his team are hoping they raise a ‘little bit more awareness’ for the important campaign. 

“It’s the last weekend we’re supporting Lyle Taylor’s ‘Pink October’ so we’re looking to raise that little bit more awareness we can for the campaign this Sunday,” Cook explained.

“So, hopefully if our great supporters can support that this Sunday as well as the side then it’d be fantastic.”

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