Nottingham Forest head coach Aitor Karanka has told the club website that he is keen to make sure they beat Bury.
Forest have got off to a good start this season. It did take them a while to get going as they could only draw against Bristol City and West Bromwich Albion but they picked up their first win of the season when they beat Reading at the weekend. Next up is a break from Sky Bet Championship action as they will be taking on Bury in a Carabao Cup fixture.
Many Championship teams don’t care about the Carabao Cup because a run in it does not have the prestige of an FA Cup run while the extra games can end up tiring players and affecting their league form. Despite that, Karanka has said that they are keen to beat Bury and progress to the next round though he may make some changes for the match.
He said: “I know if I will change the team or not, but the players don’t know yet. The only thing that I know is that me and my staff are preparing the game in the same way as if we were playing against a Championship team.”
“The games for us always are the same, they are of the same importance for us and we are all trying to do our best for tomorrow. We will play with the same intensity as it is important to win the game and we need to show that we want to win it. The players who will play will, for sure, do their best.”
“Every single game for me is important. I want to win every single game because I don’t know the way to prepare for a game not to win.”
“When we play against Bury tomorrow, I am preparing in a way to win the game and if we go through and play against Man Utd or Man City for example, I will prepare for the game in the same way.”