Moore looks forward to Wednesday

Last updated : 14 February 2006 By The Chairman
Ronnie Moore is looking forward to what he described as "one of the biggest games of the season." He was referring to Wednesdays visit of Nottingham Forest. The manager told the official website, "It is a massive fixture, a must-win game. There are seven points between us and the play-offs. We need to be winning games and we have to go for it. Forest aren't pulling trees up at the moment but apparently they played really well on Saturday yet lost the game. Any game against them is going to be difficult, but we are at home and we have to be positive. It is going to be tasty and the important thing is to win our home games. We need to give the crowd something and get them behind us. It looks like we have to light the blue touch paper before anything happens here. If we can do that and get off to a decent start I think we will be in for one heck of a game."

"Everyone is talking about Nathan Tyson who has pace and he is finding the back of the net. They are also very sound defensively with four centre backs who don't normally give anything away. They are going to be big and physical as well as a real threat at set-plays. But we are not a small side and we will need to be organised. We need to push on and go for that play-off spot. We will take it one game at a time but I would like to think that if we can beat Forest there is no reason why we can't kick on."

"Defensively we did well on Saturday, but it’s the other end which is worrying me at the moment. We created chances again, but we’ve got to be much more ruthless in the opposition box. We aren’t getting the rub of the green, so maybe a bit of luck would help us turn it round. A little deflection past the ’keeper would be nice. Having Porter and Warne back this week would definitely be a help, then we could decide on a formation and who to put in it. At this stage, starting games with Chris Hall (pictured) isn’t ideal because there are times when he looks like a young lad. There are parts of his game which need work, but he’s an honest, hard-working player who’ll be a real handful once he learns a bit more.”

I just wonder if the manager's comment " Forest aren't pulling trees up at the moment " was meant as a pun or not!