Nottingham Forest’s Barrie McKay believes that the team need to show a more ruthless edge in the final third in order to climb the table.
Most observers feel that Forest’s main weaknesses are at the other end of the pitch, however the ex-Rangers man thinks they can create enough chances to beat any Championship side.
“If you look at us going forward, we can hurt any team with the players we have got. We will always create chances. It is just up to us to take those chances,” he told the Nottingham Post.
“We have been beaten by teams this season who have had only one or two chances in a game, but they have taken one of them and it has been enough for them. We need to find that level of ruthlessness; we need to be clinical to win matches like that.”
Mark Warburton’s men beat Bolton Wanderers 3-2 last time out and now sit seven points behind the play-offs ahead of their game away to high-flying Bristol City on Saturday.
On one hand, McKay’s comments are fair, they create plenty of chances and score a lot of goals but it could still be more given the talent they have in the final third.
However, even though he acknowledged they need to continue to keep the ball out, the defence is the huge issue for Warburton to address in the window.
Forest can compete with the best in the league when it comes to scoring – they can’t with keeping clean sheets.
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