Youngster Ben Brereton has said he’s confident the goals will come for him and Nottingham Forest as we head into this weekend’s clash with Queens Park Rangers.
The 18 year old has scored three times in 27 appearances for Forest so far this year, and whilst he’s light on a goal return, his performances have been very impressive as he forges a career for himself.
Speaking to the Official Forest Site as he met with the media ahead of the trip to Loftus Road this weekend, with Brereton’s last goal coming in the FA Cup victory over Arsenal back in early January, he said he hoped to be back on the scoresheet soon and he certainly had the confidence in his own ability to do that.
‘As a striker, my job is to score goals and I haven`t scored for around six games. If I get the chance to play on the weekend I will be definitely looking for a goal. After the games, I always look at my clips to see what I could have done better, if it was a good chance and I should have scored. It gets me down when I see that I`ve missed a good opportunity so I just have to keep working on it and hopefully as I get older I can learn.’
Brereton went on to talk about the impact of Aitor Karanka on the side, and he felt he’d been good for him as he knows the manager has faith in what he can offer the side.
‘The manager has been good so far, I really like him and everyone else does too. He has had a lot of faith in me and has been playing me as a striker and I am happy to keep going. The manager and Simon Ireland have been helping me to improve on areas that I need to work on, such as holding the ball up and the runs I make, so it is good.’
QPR will obviously be a tough test as they have shown improvement of their own in recent times, but again Brereton was confident we could build on our second half showing against Reading in midweek and get back to winning ways.
‘Things have been upbeat in training all week and we just have to take the second half performance from Tuesday into the QPR game. The lads are all bonding, we are all getting on and we all want to win. It is coming.’
‘QPR are a good team, a physical team. They are good in the air, their strikers win lots of headers and their defenders too. We just have to go there with a positive mentality, a will to win and lots of fight. If we play our stuff and take our chances it could be a good game for us.’