Nottingham Forest's Britt Assombalonga: I should shout at Michail Antonio more

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Nottingham Forest's Britt Assombalonga has explained the work he has been doing in training.

Nottingham Forest striker Britt Assombalonga's partnership with Michail Antonio may have been one of the major reasons behind the club's success so far, but the striker has highlighted his goalscoring instincts in the press today.

Assombalonga and Antonio have scored 10 goals each in their first 19 appearances for the Reds since signing this summer, but the former Peterborough United man believes that he may have had more if Antonio had been more unselfish. 

Assombalonga has been doing work with Forest goalkeeping coach Tim Flowers in training and the former Blackburn Rovers stopper has been trying to get him to emulate Alan Shearer's attitude with his teammates. 

"I have been shooting practice with Tim, we were practicing one-touch finishing," he said to the Nottingham Post.  

"He tells me all about the strikers he played with and against. He was talking about Shearer and how he would get really angry when people didn't cross the ball, because it meant no goals for him!

"He would get mad at the wingers and Tim was saying I should be a bit more like that. I should shout at Michail more, I guess!"

In fairness to the pair, few could demand any more from them as they have settled into life at the City Ground with consummate ease.

Despite the team's poor form over recent weeks, the duo look two of the club's finest captures for some time and they will be determined to build on their positive starts as the season progresses.

Forest will be hoping that the threat Assombalonga and Antonio carry can fire them to promotion, but they will know that others need to start chipping in soon. 

The £6.5 million duo have claimed the large majority of Forest's goals so far this season and they will be hoping that their teammates take some of the scoring burden off them. 

It has already been proven that the two cannot simply hold the side's form up themselves and the rest of the squad must start to raise their games if the club are to meet expectations. 

Forest are amongst the favourites for promotion, but their recent run of ten games without a win halted their progress. 

They ended this poor string of results in their last fixture, with a victory over Norwich City, and will be looking to take that momentum into their game with Wolverhampton Wanderers later today. 

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