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Wilson on Forest Clash

6 March 2014

Reds Manager Danny Wilson spoke to the press ahead of his side's match against Nottingham Forest this weekend.

Forest arrive at Oakwell in fifth position and have nine first-team injuries, but Reds boss Wilson insists Saturday's visitors will still have quality all over the pitch.

"There'll be quality in every position against us," said Danny. 

"They have a strong squad to choose from, regardless of the injuries. 

"They're not firing on all cylinders like they were. At one stage you thought they'd fly through the division. 

"Where we are we feel that they're beatable. I'd say that about any team that have come here. On our day we can beat anyone.

"When you've got a team that carries as many quality players as Forest do. Even though they've got a spate of injuries they'll still be able to replace them with quality."

Jim O'Brien has recovered from illness and may be included this weekend, but striker Marcus Pedersen was apparently withdrawn from Norway Under 23s' match on Wednesday after picking up a knock.

"We'll see how we are when we get our lads back off international duty," said Danny. "Marcus Pedersen took a knock for Norway Under 23s. But after last week we'd be foolish not to consider changing it. We are going to react but not overreact.

"We don't throw all the good work away all of a sudden because of one result. But we have to make sure it doesn't happen again.

"It's gone. We can't do anything about it. We have to move on. We've got such a big game in front of us at the weekend now, we have to concentrate on that.

"It was out of the blue what happened."

Forest arrive in search of a play-off spot at the very least but table-toppers Leicester visit Oakwell next Tuesday as well.

"You can look at every fixture and there's not one easier than the other," added Wilson. "Every game we go into we know is difficult from our point of view. 

"We have to just keep chasing away as many points as we can. Can we get to 50 points? Let's hope we can.

"There's one or two teams that possibly think they're quite safe. Teams will get dragged into it I can promise you that."

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