Nottingham Forest: We won't get carried away, says Billy Davies
BILLY Davies says Nottingham Forest will not get carried away with the flying start they have made since his return to the club.
The Reds boss has now claimed seven points from three matches since been handed a second chance at reviving the club's fortunes, lifting them to within four points of the play-off places in the Championship.
Forest claimed a comfortable 2-0 win over Charlton on Saturday, which could have been far more emphatic, to follow up a draw with Bolton and six-goal hammering of Huddersfield.
But Davies insists he will make sure the squad are looking ahead to the trip to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, rather than patting themselves on the back for what they have achieved so far.
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"I will give the players two days off, then we will get back in and look to the next match and no further," said Davies.
"I have been too long in this game to know that a couple of wins or a couple of losses can send you in both directions.
"We are pleased with the start we have made, we are pleased with the response we have had from the players.
"But we will not get carried away. There is still a lot of hard work to do. I want to assess a lot of things at this club; that will happen in the coming weeks.
"The confidence has grown, there is no question of that. And with 12 games to go, we will do the best we can."
Davies remains grounded, however, despite the encouraging start to his tenure, saying: "We have another very difficult away game next week.
"But we will keep working hard. We know where we are, we know what we have to do. We know the team we have got and we will try to do everything we can between now and the summer to fulfil the 20 per cent potential that this club has been missing for the last number of months.
"What has pleased me most? Probably the spirit in the dressing room. There is a great spirit, but there is also a good work ethic. We are working hard on the training ground. We are working hard with individuals.
"The spirit from the players, the work-rate from them, has been superb. We have to keep that up, because there is a long way to go. We have had three very good performances so far, we need to add to that."