Date: 30th January 2015 at 7:35pm
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Manager Ian Holloway has said that training this week has been a pleasure because their is new atmosphere at the training ground and the players have been upbeat ahead of our game this weekend against Nottingham Forest.

Speaking to the official site ahead of the game, the gaffer explained that everybody seemed to have experienced a lift following our scoreless draw with Reading in the last game, and he’s now hoping that we travel to the City Ground, perform well and come away with a much needed three points.

‘There is an awful lot of football to be played and I’m really delighted that we have got some new people in. I’m really motivated to get them to blend and gel together and to get them playing some winning football. Where we are in the table is nowhere near where we want to be so decision have been made. We are trying to move past the group and change it. You saw the reaction to that the other evening, especially when we went down to ten men whether that was right or wrong.’

Holloway goes on to say that he has to work with this group to improve them and he wants to work with this group to improve them, as he knows the position we are in in the league is ‘terrible’ but he really does believe we can turn the corner and get ourselves out of it.

‘The attitude that we will get out on the training ground is what all the fans will want to see. That is what I’m paid to do and that is what I will be doing.’

Going back to the last game, Holloway said he was bouyed by the reaction of the fans to both Jos Hooiveld and Diego Fabbrini, as he knows it gave them both a lift as well.

‘I thought the fans the other night were completely exceptional. their humour – the handball stuff – was great and there felt a freshness around the place. We managed to do it at the end of last year but let’s try and finish higher this time. I’m even more committed to it and I know the lads are too. Things can only get better from here on in and they need to because it hasn’t been good enough.’

The gaffer ends by saying that ultimately Nottingham Forest is the first of 19 cup finals for us and to get the result we have to focus on our ‘shape, togetherness and understanding’ during games and how we manage them, along with making sure we are clinical when opportunities fall our way.

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