Marcus Tudgay says Steve Cotterill will keep Forest focused

Marcus Tudgay
Tudgay celebrates his opening goal in the vital win at Portman Road

Nottingham Forest striker Marcus Tudgay says there is no chance manager Steve Cotterill will let the players get carried away by the win over Ipswich.

Tudgay grabbed two goals in the 3-1 victory at Portman Road, helping Forest end a 635-minute goal drought.

But the Reds remain in the Championship drop zone after a run of six defeats in seven games before Monday's win.

"We cannot sit back now and think the gaffer will be happy because he won't," Tudgay told BBC Radio Nottingham.

"He will find fault in what we did. We'll watch the game and go through it - that's what he's about. We like to know our mistakes, what we can correct and eliminate from our games."

Tudgay insists he never questioned his own ability, despite having scored just four goals in 20 games before the double against Ipswich.

"I know about my ability and know I can score goals," Tudgay said.

"It's been a lot of games without a goal but I am not one of those players who gets down. I keep training hard and working hard.

"I'm a striker judged on goals but I don't get down. I am disappointed but I keep working hard and I believe.

"To get two goals I'm delighted and gives me a little bit more confidence, but more importantly it's three points for the team and we can work on that."

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