Jonathan Greening can sense momentum building at Nottingham Forest
JONATHAN Greening believes he can feel momentum building at Nottingham Forest.
But he today also echoed Billy Davies' warning that hard work will be the foundation of any success the club achieve this season.
The experienced midfielder has been encouraged by the four match unbeaten run the Reds have built since Davies took over for a second spell as manager.
"Momentum is massive, confidence is massive. If we can keep our little run going between now and the end of the season, it could be vital," he said. "Before I came here, the club had two superb runs under the gaffer.
"If we can get another of those going, anything could happen.
"But as the manager says himself, we have to maintain our work ethic in training and in games.
"If we can do that, it could take us all the way.
"And if we do sneak into the play-offs, a lot of people will be looking at us nervously, because we will be the team with momentum."
Greening has been brought back into the fold by Davies, who has told him he has a part to play under him, both this season and in the longer term.
But, while the 34-year-old is keen to get himself a place back in the starting line-up, he says he will be patient while the side is winning matches.
"I am not the sort of player to go knocking on a manager's door to demand to know why I am not in the team," said Grening. "That is disrespectful to the other players.
"But it is easier to ask the question of why you are not involved if you are losing every week, than it is when you are winning matches.
"You can't argue with the performances in the recent games, we have played very well."