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Nico Yennaris on scoring run: "I’ve spoken with the coaches and they are encouraging me to do it"

6 March 2017

Midfielder speaks on Forest match and his goal haul this year.

Nico Yennaris is looking forward to another test as he and Dean Smith’s side travel to Nottingham Forest for The Bees’ latest Sky Bet Championship match on Tuesday at the City Ground. After four games without a win, Forest will be buoyed by Saturday’s result, as they blitzed promotion contenders Brighton and Hove Albion 3-0 with two goals from Zach Clough, his first for the Club since his move from Bolton Wanderers.

“I think it will be another tough game,” said Nico. “Any ground we go to is tough so we have to be at it at the beginning. We’ll go there and play our game and hopefully outscore them on the night. We’ve been getting better defensively and been a big threat down the other end.”

Nico’s equaliser at Ipswich Town was his third goal in six games, with the midfielder making another important run at exactly the right time to convert. 

“On a personal note it’s nice for me to add another goal,” said Nico. ”But the most important thing was to try and get the three points. We came away with one; it’s a tough place to go to and I think if you look back at the game, neither side really created much so I guess we’ll take a point than none.”

The 24-year-old’s run of goals has coincided with Brentford’s upturn in form, having picked up seven points in the last three games.

“Playing this role in midfield, it’s something I’ve looked at on video and how can I be more effective for the team,” said Nico. “There’s been a few times now I’ve made a run into the box, not been marked up, and managed to get on the end of it and score. It’s something I’ve been practising and spoken with the coaches and they are encouraging me to do it.”

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