Cheltenham boss: we can beat Forest

The Robins have lost eight of their last nine games but Ward said: "Our luck will turn and it might come on a day that surprises other people but not ourselves.

"You're always optimistic ahead of the next game but nobody will give us a prayer in this match. There's no chins on chests at this football club, though. We are always optimistic and there's still the determination to succeed.

"The players are fine and that's the important factor but I'm looking for a big response from them and what better time to do it than against the league leaders."