Nottingham Forest defender Michael Hefele has insisted the Reds are prepared in the build-up to Saturday’s tricky Championship fixture with Swansea City in an interview with the club website.

The German centre-half joined the club from Huddersfield Town this summer and has made an instant impact at the City Ground, picking up the ‘Man of the Match’ award on his debut for the club and is expected to feature from the off as the Reds travel to Wales on Saturday.

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“Everybody has the target and the same mindset in the dressing room. The first few games haven’t been brilliant with very good results, we have to be totally honest,” the German said.

“We had some good games and some not so good games, and we have to fix this now and we are working hard and training hard on this to get the balance and consistency.

“You need that in the Championship as you can’t play well one day and not well the next. We have to improve these little details and we still believe that we can achieve our targets.”

“But it can’t be achieved right now; there are still eight or nine months and 40 games to go. We will take it from game to game, to get three points from each game, work as hard as we can and take it to the next one.”

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“They came down from the Premier League and are a good team with good players. They have changed the way they play and it will be a hard and tough game. But we are prepared and we are not afraid of anybody.”

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