Nottingham Forest get ruthless
DAN Harding hopes the Nottingham Forest faithful will see a much more adventurous Reds side today.
Sean O'Driscoll's men came under fire from their own supporters last week as they lost 2-1 on home soil to Hull in a game where many felt they were too defensive.
But Harding says the club have been working on finding a more ruthless streak to their possession game and hope to use it to get back to winning ways at the City Ground this afternoon.
Forest are four points off the play-off places in tenth, one point above today's opponents Burnley in the Championship table.
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But after back-to-back defeats for the first time this season, Harding hopes the Reds can get back on the victory trail this afternoon.
The 28-year-old defender said: "We have been working on that this week and hopefully we can get a good result.
"We have not lost many but we have drawn too many.
"We might have to be more adventurous to win more matches and if you do that, you can also leave yourself open to defeat as well.
"But it is something we are trying to correct.
"It is finding that right balance and as players we have to find that ourselves. There is only so much the coaching staff can do. It is up to us to make the right decisions."
Harding won back-to-back promotions with Southampton into the Premier League before joining Forest in the summer.
And he said there will always be setbacks, it is just a matter of dealing with the expectation.
"We all know what Nottingham Forest is about and the size of the club so there is a lot of pressure on us to do well," he said.
"The expectations were from within as well at Southampton and we have the same thing here.
"We have a good manager, good players and fantastic facilities and we expect good things of ourselves so when we do lose at home, we are disappointed.
"It was never all plain sailing at Southampton, but we had been together a long time.
"Here we are still learning, but it is coming together.
"We have new owners and we understand the pressures. It is early days, we are still learning about each other.
"But momentum is a very good thing and any team that puts a run together will find themselves in the mix."