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Mark Warburton: 'Nottingham Forest have plenty to do to secure safety'

Mark Warburton believes that Nottingham Forest still have a lot of work to do to survive in the Championship this season.

Mark Warburton has claimed that his Nottingham Forest side still have plenty of work to do to secure Championship safety.

The Reds, who have endured a turbulent season on and off the pitch, beat Reading 3-2 at the weekend to go three points clear of the dropzone.

The victory at the City Ground over the Royals was only Warburton's second win in charge of Forest, since becoming their third boss of the season in March.

"The three points [against Reading] were the most important," Warburton told Sky Sports News. "The first hour or so we were very dominant and deserved to be in front against a talented Reading side, but we have to learn from the last 20-25 minutes. We let a good team like Reading play, conceded two late goals and put everyone on tenterhooks.

"The table doesn't lie at this stage of the season. We have the quality, nobody is doubting that, and we know how good they can be. We had good performances against Preston away and should have taken all three points, likewise against Derby, but we have to play well for 90 minutes, and turn these good performances into wins.

"We would be on 51 points [with victory at Queens Park Rangers on Saturday], and you'd like to think that was enough, but you can never be sure in football, and certainly not at this end of the table. In the last two games we just have to deliver two winning performances."

After the QPR fixture, Forest will end the season with a home game against Ipswich Town on May 7.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Norwich CityNorwich1710342820833
2Middlesbrough178721981131
3Leeds UnitedLeeds1786329171230
4Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd179352719830
5West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom1784537251228
6Derby CountyDerby178452520528
7Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest176922316727
8Swansea CitySwansea177551913626
9Blackburn RoversBlackburn176832021-126
10Queens Park RangersQPR178271822-426
11Aston Villa176652723424
12Birmingham CityBirmingham175932320324
13Bristol City176472019122
14Stoke CityStoke175751920-122
15Brentford175662723421
16Wigan AthleticWigan176291926-720
17Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds175572130-920
18Preston North EndPreston174672630-418
19Rotherham UnitedRotherham174671423-918
20Reading174492429-516
21Millwall174492229-716
22Hull City174491624-816
23Bolton WanderersBolton174491123-1216
24Ipswich TownIpswich171881428-1411

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