By Danny Wright
Nottingham Forest caretaker manager Gary Brazil has offered his thoughts on the club’s terrible away record in the Championship this season.
The East Midlands club have only managed two league wins on the road and have the second worst away record in the league after bottom club Rotherham.
However Brazil, who is in charge at the City Ground for the remainder of the season, praised the club’s home form and wants to replicate that on the road starting with Tuesday night’s trip to Fulham.
“It is something that we need to improve, we are all aware of that. But it will be a collective effort, if we are going to start picking up more points away,” Brazil said in the Nottingham Post.
“We cannot just rely on our home form, to get us points. We are becoming really effective at home now, but we need to back that up with away performances as well.
“I don’t sense that it is a mental issue with the group, no. I don’t sense that.”
Forest’s last league win on the road was the 5-2 triumph at Barnsley in November.
The club had found themselves in a good run of form up until Saturday’s heavy 5-1 loss at promotion-chasing Norwich. Before that game Brazil’s team had only lost one game in five.
Brazil will be returning to Craven Cottage after playing for the club during a six-year spell in the 1990s. Playing as a striker he scored 50 goals in just over 200 games for the Thames-side club.
However the 54-year-old is on the banks of a different river now and will be desperate to get Forest back on the right tracks and away from the relegation zone.
The Reds are currently 17th in the Championship standings with 36 points. Their Tuesday night opponents Fulham sit in ninth and have their sights on catching up with the teams in the play-off places.
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