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Dunne looks ahead to Forest test

18 September 2014

Skipper calls on defensive improvement at The Den

Captain Alan Dunne believes The Lions have to improve defensively ahead of Saturday's visit of League leaders Nottingham Forest.

Tuesday's 3-2 loss at Reading completed back-to-back defeats for the first time this season but Dunney, speaking in his column in The Lion, insists he and his team-mates could still take plenty of positives from their performance at the Madejski Stadium.

"We have to cut out the mistakes we're making at the back and quickly," the defender says.

"But you have to take positives from how we played (against Reading). It reminds me a little bit of last year when we were playing well but conceding one or two soft goals that cost us at the time.

"On paper (Nottingham Forest) looks like our toughest test of the season but will be prepared, through the work we do in training on Thursday and Friday, for the challenge they present.

"We believe that our style of play can hurt any team in this division so there's just a focus on cutting out the little defensive mistakes and improving other bits here and there.

"There are no drastic things to work on but we want to return to keeping clean sheets because that is always the basis for good results."

Read much more Alan in Saturday's matchday programme, which also includes interviews with Martyn Woolford and Jimmy Abdou, plus all the usual input from our contributors.

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