Forest aiming for automatic promotion, claims Cox

The Republic of Ireland international says that the Nottingham Forest are hoping to continue their unbeaten streak in order to secure promotion to the Premier League
Simon Cox says that Nottingham Forest are aiming for automatic promotion to the Premier League.

Forest, who are on an unbeaten run of 15 games, are currently fifth in the Championship and Cox is hoping to extend that streak against Huddersfield Town this evening, as they continue their bid for promotion.

"We want to go another 15 games unbeaten," Cox told the club's official website. "That's what we're looking towards, hopefully starting against Huddersfield. 

"We're expecting another tough game, very similar to Blackpool, Preston and what we'll face at Sheffield United. It's an open stadium so the wind will be there again and we'll have to deal with it.

"But these are the games you have to win if you're aiming for automatic promotion, which is what we're looking for."

Meanwhile, Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has suggested that he will look to bring Paul Green to the club on a permanent deal.

The Republic of Ireland international recently joined the Tractor Boys on loan from Leeds United and McCarthy has indicated that he would like to sign the player permanently when his contract expires in the summer. 

"Paul's a quality player," McCarthy told the official Ipswich website. "He's got a goal in him and he's an experienced central midfield player and we've not got a lot of them. 

"He's out of contract in the summer and he will be looking for a deal somewhere. If he does well with us then why not it be here."