Nottingham Forest defender Scott McKenna has urged his teammates to beat Bristol City on Saturday and head into the international break with some momentum (Official Website).
The Reds are yet to score a goal during the 2020/21 campaign and sit near the foot of the table without a single point to their name.
Boss Sabri Lamouchi knows that simply won’t do and he will hope his team can find the way to goal tomorrow.
Bristol City have won all three of their games so far, sitting top of the Championship on nine points.
McKenna arrived at the City Ground for £3 million last month from Scottish Premiership outfit Aberdeen (Scottish Sun).
He believes Forest must keep hold of their belief ahead of their latest fixture.
He told the club’s official website: “There will be no better time to do that (get a win) on Saturday. We go into the international break then once we come out of that we go into two or three games in a week for the foreseeable.
“If we can get a positive result on Saturday then hopefully that will give us some momentum going into the busy period of games.
“They have taken nine points from nine which is a great start to the season, but from what I have seen from the Championship before I came down, anyone can beat anyone and there is absolutely no reason why we can’t take all three points if we put in a good performance.”
There isn’t really such a thing as a must-win game after four games but Forest need something positive.
Lamouchi needs to help his team over this severe hangover from last season’s capitulation and winning games will help that.
The new signings have enjoyed another week together on the training ground and hopefully, supporters can see an improvement this week.
Forest beat Bristol City back in July and the Reds haven’t tasted the sweetness of three points since then.
The Robins are flying but Forest have quality in their ranks.
With the right level of commitment and desire, the Reds will hope they can start to climb the table pretty quickly.