Gunter seeks cup boost

Forest defender admits home form must improve

Gunter: Keeping faith

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Chris Gunter is hoping Nottingham Forest can turn The City Ground into a fortress, starting with their Carling Cup clash with Blackburn on Tuesday.

The Reds have enjoyed two victories on home soil in the competition so far, seeing off the challenges of Bradford and Middlesbrough.

They have, however, struggled to pick up points in front of their supporters in the league, with only one Championship success to show for their endeavours so far.

Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Blackpool represented their third setback of the season, all at home, and Wales international Gunter knows performances must improve if Forest are to enjoy a productive campaign.

"It is a good game to play in and I am sure Blackburn will try and come here and attack and we want to keep the cup run going and see where that gets us," the full-back said in the Nottingham Evening Post.

Quality

"We have to pick ourselves up and look forward to it and get winning at home. If we can get a victory against Blackburn then it will give us a big boost.

"There isn't much wrong at the moment. We are creating chances to score, we just need to start taking them.

"But we can't keep saying it over a long period of time, we can't keep losing at home. Over a season it is impossible to keep the hard-luck story going. It is tough for the fans to stay positive but, in the league, we should be on more points than we have got.

"If we are picking up good points away, like we have been doing because we are unbeaten, then when we come home we need to start winning to back that up.

"And with the quality we have got, especially in attack, it is going to change. Hopefully it will start on Tuesday night."