Date: 5th April 2016 at 1:45pm
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First team coach Andy Reid and midfielder David Vaughan have both previewed the game later this evening against Reading.

Beginning with now first team coach Reid, who has stepped up to help Paul Williams with first team duties, he said that the entire coaching staff have called for and will be looking for a reaction later tonight following the manner of the performance and defeat to Brentford at the weekend.

Speaking to the Official Forest Site as he took on press conference duties whilst also continuing his own rehabilitation from injury, he said that there had been time for reflection on the last match but ultimately it’s about the players taking responsibility in our trip to the Madejski Stadium.

‘Brentford has gone now – we`ve put that to bed. We`ve been through what we`ve needed to go through to try and rectify it. We move on and we want the response. We`ve prepared properly and we`ve asked the players if there is anything we can do to help them, and they seem to have all the tools to be ready to go. We`ve put responsibility back in their hands and it`s up to them to come up with a performance tomorrow night.’

Reid also confirmed that there would be changes to the starting eleven, and that some were forced, but others would be for ‘tactical reasons’.

So for team news, he believed the game would come too soon for Jamie Ward who picked up a knock whilst on international duty, and Jack Hobbs has been ruled out with his back complaint.

Michael Mancienne was likely also to miss out following the ankle injury he picked up that saw his substitution on Saturday, as scans were awaited back on him.

‘Michael will be going for a scan over the next couple of days and we`ll find out the extent of his injury. We`re hoping it`s not as serious as we first thought but we won`t be able to tell until the scans come back.’

As for Vaughan’s own pre game interview, he spoke of the pleasure that was another quick game on the fixture list following Brentford, and with no time to dwell on that game, how everybody wanted to pick up a good result to put it behind us.

‘It doesn`t give us too long to dwell on Saturday`s game. We want to put things right. We`ve got a point to prove to ourselves, and to the fans and manager, that we can do a lot better. Hopefully we can do that on Tuesday. Confidence doesn`t seem too bad. Everybody`s disappointed with the way we played on Saturday but I think people are determined to put things right on Tuesday.’

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