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ROBINS FOCUSES ON FOREST

18 February 2013

Mark previews clash at the City Ground

Mark Robins has had just over a day to prepare his side for their clash against Nottingham Forest, but believes they should go there with no fear.

The match is Robins’ first in charge of the Terriers in the npower Championship and he knows that his players will have to be on the top of their games.

“It will be a very tough game,” he said. “They played a diamond formation in midfield on Saturday with two up top and they have a number of very good players. They are strong in attack and have plenty of goal scorers amongst their ranks. We will need to be on top of our game.

“They have got a new man in and they will be looking to get their first win under Billy Davies. It will be a good game and I always look forward to going to the City Ground. It is another opportunity for us to get three points; we need to go there with no fear and attack them." 

Robins continued: “We are lacking a bit of width at the moment with Danny Ward out injured – we could do with a bit of pace down one of the flanks. We will have to be better on and off the ball at Forest than we were against Wigan. There is a way of doing things and we certainly need to do better in possession. I saw glimpses of what we could do against Wigan when we broke at pace.”

Robins is still less than a week into his new job and is excited by the challenge that faces him.

“It is something to get my teeth in to,” he told htafc.com. “The sooner that we can get a win under our belt the sooner we will have something to build upon.  There is enough quality in the squad currently to be able to get results more often than not. 

“I knew all the lads by name, but not all of them by face too readily. That all goes out of the window very quickly when we get down to working with each other, there hasn’t been an issue. There are a lot of things that are being put into place and we are working on those things, but the key thing at the moment is Nottingham Forest and how we prepare for them.”

You can pay on the gate at the City Ground; £10 adults and £5 under-16s! 

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