Chris O'Grady on the mindset Nottingham Forest must take into Middlesbrough match

Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough will meet on Saturday at the City Ground.

Chris O'Grady says that Nottingham Forest must be more concerned with their own game than Middlesbrough's ahead of the two side's locking horns at the weekend, according to his quotes in the Gazette

Forest take on high-flying Middlesbrough in a match which looks to be a tough one on a paper, but O'Grady insists that they cannot waste energy focusing on the strengths of Aitor Karanka's outfit.

Instead, he wants his teammates to concentrate on what they do well - and suggests that if Forest do play to their maximum potential, then they will have a good chance of picking up another important three points. 

“This will be another tough game, they do not get any easier in the Championship,” the target-man centre-forward said. “But we cannot worry too much about the strengths of the opposition, we need to focus on ourselves.

“Our main concern has to be making sure that we play to the best of our ability. We know that if we play as well as we can play, then we have a very good chance of getting another win.”

Forest go into the match against Boro having won their last two Championship matches, against Queens Park Rangers and Birmingham City.

Those successes will provide them with a lot of confidence, and a match against Middlesbrough could suit them well.

Dougie Freedman's side like to play on the counter and will have plenty of opportunities to break against a Boro side who are more suited to playing on the front-foot.

It makes for an intriguing clash of styles, and with both sides in good form, the match at the City Ground looks set to be cracker. 

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