Andy Cook’s Nottingham Forest side take on Loughborough Foxes on Sunday afternoon and he states his team are full of confidence heading into the game.
The Reds come into the fixture on the back of an unbeaten start to the season where they have picked up a draw and three wins and Cook looks ahead to the tie.
He said: “We’re looking forward to the game. We’re coming into it confident but we’ve got to guard against complacency and make sure that throughout that we’re focussed, remain concentrated and show our quality.
“Loughborough will want to come out and reverse their recent results but we will be ready to face that head on.”
Forest are searching for their fourth consecutive victory on Sunday afternoon and Cook explains he’s looking for his team to keep their consistency throughout the full 90 minutes.
He said: “We have to make sure we’re consistent. Consistent in our performance, consistent in what we’re doing, consistent in our roles. We know anyone can beat anyone in this league, this year it’s really tough, but we need to make sure we keep doing what we’re doing.”
The Reds are currently tied on points with Fylde at the top of the league table but are forced to sit in second place as The Coasters have scored one more goal. With an already impressive tally of 11 goals in four games Cook is hoping his side will keep finding the back of the net.
“Whoever ends up winning this league has always scored roughly 50 or 60 goals plus,” Cook explained.
So, we know if we want to be battling at the top end of the table all season we need to be scoring them goals. It was always a key emphasis during our pre-season and we’ve scored a fair amount so far and we need to keep that up.
“But if we have to grind out a 1-0 or a 2-1 win then I would much rather take that and the three points then a game with lots of goals that may end in a draw. We will just do what we need to do to win.”