Henri Lansbury looking to get off the mark as Nottingham Forest travel to QPR
The midfielder says he wants to hit double figures this campaign and help replace the void left by departed Michail Antonio.
And, with Forest yet to really get going this time out, Lansbury’s goals could prove vital in kick-starting the club’s season.
“I have set myself the target of getting into double figures every season – and I hope I get off the mark soon,” said Lansbury.
“It would be nice to fill the goal scoring void left by Michail – but I can’t see myself scoring that many.
“But the boys will all dig in together and if we need to win games 1-0 or 2-0, we will do that. We can do it between us, I am sure.
“There is a grit and determination about the boys here now that I think you will start to see shining through on match days.
“We have a great bunch of lads here, there is good morale in the dressing room, the other players have been brilliant and we feel as though we have a good season ahead of us.
“We have a great squad; one of the best in the league. We just have to prove that now. We have to go out on the pitch and do it.
“Michail is a massive loss. He wins games. He is a great friend of mine and also a great player for the club.
“It is hard to stand in the way when a player gets an opportunity like that, to play for a Premier League club.
“But we have a team now who can also win games. We have added some threat with the new signings. They have looked good in training and I am excited about seeing them play. They have looked very sharp.
Forest have not won in three, while high-flying QPR have won their last three outings.
But, despite the form guide being against them, Lansbury says Forest will travel to Loftus Road believing they can leave London with all three points.
He said: “We will go there believing we can get the result that we want.
“Players like Austin and Phillips are among the best in the league, but we have to be confident, we have to believe; we have to concentrate on ourselves. “We are playing some of our best football at the minute.
“I had picked up an injury, which was frustrating. But I am fit now and ready to go again. The gaffer has got confidence into the team and we are playing very well.”