Brentford boss explains why he's wary of Nottingham Forest backlash

Brentford manager Mark Warburton is way of the threat posed by Nottingham Forest.

After picking 17 points from the first seven games, Nottingham Forest were looking like promotion candidates, with goals flying in left, right and centre.

Since then, new manager Stuart Pearce has struggled. Just five points in the last eight games has piled the pressure on Pearce, and six goals conceded in the last two defeats means Forest are reeling.

As they look to claim their first win since the middle of September, Forest welcome newly promoted Brentford to the City Ground - who defeated Forest's East Midlands rivals Derby 2-1 on Saturday.

The Bees have taken well to life in the Championship, and sit bang in the middle of the table, level on points with Forest. With spirits high after that surprise win against high-flying Derby, Brentford will be looking to pick up another win, but manager Mark Warburton admitted that Forest will be looking to bounce back on Wednesday night.

"They will be hungry," Warburton told Bees Player. "They've got an experienced and passionate manager, so we are well aware that his team will be going to deliver a 100 per cent performance in front of an expectant and frustrated crowd."

"It will be a huge test for us. We have to try and take the sting out of that. We're well aware of their threats. They've gone through a rough time of late and it's up to us to go there and impose our way of playing," he added.

Warburton led the Bees to runners-up place and subsequently promotion in League One last season, capping off a remarkable rise from being a non-league football and then trader in London to becoming a successful football manager.

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