Kelly- Hard work has paid off

Last updated : 21 October 2010

Assistant manager David Kelly has revealed how hard work on the training ground helped Lewis McGugan propel Nottingham Forest to victory against Middlesbrough.

McGugan is enjoying something of a renaissance having been out of the team for much of last season and his sixth goal of this campaign fired Forest to a 1-0 home win on Tuesday night. The midfielder scored a superb free-kick, bending an angled shot inside the post from wide on the left-hand side of the penalty area.

And Kelly revealed how practice had made perfect for McGugan. "It was a great strike but the best thing about it was that he had been working on it in training on Monday," said Kelly.

"It was a shot, without a doubt. We had looked at how they defended from set-plays and corners and we thought we might have an opportunity. We had a word with Luke Chambers and got him to go over and tell Lewis to have a shot, as he had been practising. He could not have hit it better, but to be fair to Lewis he has magic in his boots at the minute."

Source: PA

Source: PA

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