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Aja Aguirre post-Derby County

29 September 2020

Dan Westwell

Aja Aguirre boasts that Sunday’s clean sheet against East Midlands rivals Derby County was the ‘icing on the cake’ to the side’s superb victory.

Aguirre guarded The Reds’ net as she pulled off a numerous amount of impressive saves to help her side secure a 2-0 win at the weekend and she was delighted to keep The Ewe Rams at bay. 

She said: “Clean sheets are always something to aim for, but a clean sheet against Derby is just the icing on the cake. 

“I think it was a huge morale booster for myself and the team after conceding two goals to West Brom and I was happy to contribute to it.”

Forest retained their bragging rights last Sunday as they picked up their third win against Derby in 12 months and Aguirre was delighted to get the victory. 

“It’s a fantastic feeling winning against Derby. As always, it’s one of our biggest match-ups in the league and it’s always a huge battle.

“I think everyone is still buzzing from it to be honest. That’s now three wins out of the last three matches against them so there’s no complaints at all.” 

It was The Reds’ second outing of the new season and was their first three points recorded and Aguirre is hoping the side can build on the momentum created and take it into the upcoming games. 

The 28-year-old said: “I think it’s really important that we got those points so soon into the season. We want to start as we mean to carry on so to build on our draw against West Brom and then take all three points from the Derby match means that we can build on that momentum and carry it into the next games.” 

The Reds are back in action this Thursday as they entertain Sheffield FC under the lights and Aguirre states that the team will have to ‘graft’ to earn the desired result. 

“I think it’s going to be another battle for sure. As we’ve said, nothing comes easy in this league and Thursday will be no different. 

“Sheffield have made some signings over the summer and we know some familiar faces there as well, so we will have to graft and earn our result.”  

Thursday’s tie is The Reds’ second home game in four days and the Aguirre is hoping to see another big crowd back the side. 

The shot-stopper said: “Home games under the lights are always exciting. The atmosphere is just different and having our fans there to support us is always a massive plus. 

“So, if you are able to, we invite you to come support us on Thursday night at Eastwood for another big match.”

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