Paul Williams still searching for first Forest win

Paul Williams is hoping to pick up his first win as Forest travel to Fulham on Saturday.

Since Williams took over at the beginning of March Forest have drawn three and lost four games, a run that has seen them drop to 18th in the Championship.

However Williams has seen signs of improvement in his Forest team after a 1-1 draw against Blackburn on Tuesday.

He said: “I’m pleased looking back at the game, I think we created enough chances to win the game with a bit more luck and a bit more composure in front of goal, I think we could have scored a couple more.”

Dexter’s an unsung hero

Dexter Blackstock has stood out, scoring two goals in his last three appearances.

Williams said: “Dexter has worked very hard and waited for his chance and scored the goals which have been really good for us.

“You look at Mendes, Osborn and Lansbury, they’re all names that get people off their seats but Dexter’s an unsung hero – he does a lot of work off the ball. He gets battered by centre-backs which helps the team get up the pitch.”

Forest have struggled to score all season, scoring a league-low 37 goals this season whereas Fulham have struggled to stop teams scoring, conceding 73 goals.

Williams is hoping Forest can get his first win under his leadership.

“We need to make sure we’re vigilant at the back and snuff out any chances they (Fulham) get and we need to be clinical with our finishing at their end.”

There’s a chance Matt Fryatt could be back in action for Forest after a lengthy stint out on the sidelines. He saw a specialist in the week and had an injection but Williams said it will be down to the medical team whether he’s given permission to play.


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