Norwich City trip holds no fears for Nottingham Forest boss

Nottingham Forest's Britt Assombalonga was on target in the Championship win over Aston Villa. Photo

Nottingham Forest's Britt Assombalonga was on target in the Championship win over Aston Villa. Photo: Nigel French/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

Nottingham Forest's interim boss Gary Brazil insists the Reds are in tip top shape to beat Norwich City in Saturday's Championship test at Carrow Road.

Brazil was at Wigan in midweek to watch the Canaries pegged back, before salvaging a 2-2 draw, and Brazil, who has guided his club to three wins in four since replacing Philippe Montanier until the end of the season, saw enough to feel his team can cause Alex Neil's men problems.

'They are a good side; they have Premier League quality,' he said. 'I saw that on Tuesday night when you look at the names and you recognise them from playing in the Premier League last season. They are a big, strong side and will cause problems but we are there to cause other teams problems as well and we are positive about what we can do to other teams.

'We have a big game against Norwich at Carrow Road and we have prepared really well this week. We had a really good session on Tuesday that upped the tempo and distances covered in training and they bought into it fantastically.

'On Thursday we had a couple of different elements that went really well so we are buoyed; the players are at it and desperate to get a shirt so we have some decisions to make before the weekend.

'We are going about things professionally and the players are appreciating the environment that we are creating and that is showing on the pitch. We said early on that we would put a team out there that is committed, had character and would fight to the end to get the best results for Nottingham Forest and we are showing that we are true to our word.'

The Reds beat Aston Villa 2-1 at the City Ground last weekend in a dramatic stoppage time finale.

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'For us to finish the game the way we did on Saturday, and the positivity in the stadium at the end of the game, you could see the unity of the players and staff that it was a positive experience and we carry that forward into the game on Saturday,' Brazil told his club's official site. 'The boys are keen to get a shirt and those that don't have it are with us and desperate for the opportunity to get it and grab it. Everything is in a positive place and I am pleased that it has got there quickly. As long as we are in charge we will continue to do that going forward.

'I can only pick 18. I have got a number of really good players that don't get changed on a matchday at the moment, some on the bench that are desperate to play and those that are playing are pleased they have the shirts. You can't please everybody and you have to make decisions. At the moment decisions are going well as we are getting results and we will have to continue to make the right decisions.'