'We know we're not Barcelona' - Forest striker urges fans not to get carried away

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Nottingham Forest's Matty Fryatt has warned the club's supporters about getting carried away after the side's good start.

Nottingham Forest's Matty Fryatt has told the club's fans not to be too glum about the side's lack of potency in-front of goal recently.

Forest are still unbeaten this season and they are currently in second position in the Championship table, but concerns have emerged more recently as the side have struggled to pick up the three points.

The Reds have drawn their last four games 0-0, but Fryatt insists that the supporters of the club should not be getting worried - and that the mood in the camp is positive.

"You are not going to beat teams 4-0 every week or score a host of goals," he said to the Nottingham Post.

"But, once you are scoring freely and winning games, you are expected to do that all the time, perhaps."

"We know we are not Barcelona, but people do get carried away. That is just the nature of football."

"Fans are not complacent, but they see the manager coming back to the club, they see the good results we picked up."

"When you lose a few games it can be doom and gloom immediately, when you win a few, the team is the best thing since sliced bread again."

"That is the way football is, you cannot change it. But we are fine, we are second and we will be looking to get back to the top of the table."

"I don't know why people would be disappointed but, having started so well, I suppose there is a tendency to look at things like that."

"But our glass is definitely half full. Sometimes fans can get a little bit carried away, when it comes to their expectations. But that is the same at any club."

Fyratt has been rather overshadowed by Forest's summer signings so far this season, because of their goalscoring form.

Michail Antonio and Britt Assombalonga have hit the back of the net with startling regularity so far during their Forest careers and it has meant Fryatt has had to take a bit of a back-seat.

Even so, the pressure will be on him to step-up after the international break as the goals have rather dried up in recent times.

Forest's attacking intent won them many admirers in the early stages of the campaign, but they have failed to maintain their offensive form more recently.

However, Fryatt attributes that more down to the nature of the Championship, rather than a defect in the Forest side. 

"At the start of the season we were scoring freely, we were scoring every ten minutes, it felt like," he said.

"Then we went three games without scoring a goal, but that is just the Championship for you. That is the way it is in this division."

"Without sounding ridiculous, of course we want to get back to scoring goals, because that is the only way to win."

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