Nottingham Forest head coach Gary Brazil has told the club website that he believes that they have the ability to hurt Wigan Athletic on Saturday.
In recent weeks Forest have put in a number of decent performances though they are yet to come to much. Their last game saw them lose 2-1 against Sheffield Wednesday with a valiant display from their goalkeeper Keiren Westwood stopping them claiming a point while they were on the losing end of a thriller against Fulham a few days before.
And with their opponents on Saturday being Wigan, who have struggled this season and are currently 22nd in the Sky Bet Championship table, Brazil believes that if they play like they have done in the last few weeks, they will be able to hurt Wigan and finally come away with the three points they desperately need. But they are aware of the dangers Wigan pose and that they will need to be good at the back to neuter the threat of their striker Omar Bogle.
He said: “It is another key game for us, as it was against Fulham and Sheffield Wednesday. There are three points up for grabs and we are aware of the where we are in the league and where Wigan are so a lot has been made of the fixture.”
“We were pleased with the performances against Fulham and Sheffield Wednesday and they warranted more than what we got from those games, and it is important that we stay calm and we do the things we believe are the right things and the results will come for us.”
“We went to Loftus Road on Tuesday and they are fighting for their lives. Warren Joyce has got them going and they are picking up a few points, not as many as us over the last few games, and we want to make the gap bigger between us.”
“We expect to be competitive on Saturday and take points from the game. If you look at the games we have played, the Norwich fixture apart, we have been competitive in the games and we are working towards something. We are working hard on the training ground to get things in place that will enable us to be more competitive as the season goes on.”
“There are key moments in games that we need to get right that will give us the points return that our performances deserve. We are pleased with the performances and disappointed with the points return; if we focus on our performances the points will come.”
“Wigan are organised and play with two banks of four and they will make it tough for us on Saturday. The young lad they brought in from Grimsby – Omar Bogle – is a threat and they have tightened up at the back. They aren’t conceding many goals and our job is to make sure we win that battle and when we have the opportunity to play we hurt them and we believe we have the ability to do that.”