Pack pre-Bournemouth | We're aiming for a reaction
Marlon Pack spoke with the media on Friday morning, looking ahead to the weekend's clash with AFC Bournemouth.
"The beauty of Championship football at times is the quick turnaround in games," Marlon began. "We're disappointed about Wednesday, but luckily enough our focus turns swiftly to Bournemouth, which is another tough game.
"They've had a fantastic start to the season. Scott Parker has gone in after doing a fantastic job at Fulham and he's hit the ground running at Bournemouth. They're a really good team. They're really athletic.
"It's a game where we want to put Wednesdays wrongs, right, but we're under no illusions - it is going to be a very tough game for us.
"We need to use our strengths, like we have done for the majority of this season, to cause other teams trouble."
After scoring twice at Forest last Sunday, Welsh international Rubin Colwill started Wednesday's game at Coventry City, but was brought off at the interval. Marlon continued: "He'll learn more from that experience than he would've on Sunday. It'll be a good test of character.
"At Championship level, you won't turn up and score two goals and then turn up and score two goals again the next game. It doesn't work like that. At such an early stage in his career, it'll be a good learning curve for him.
"In past 12 months since he's been training with us there is undoubtedly a lot of ability, and he is probably one of the best I've worked with at that age. Importantly, he's level headed. He's a really good lad.
"He will learn from it. It'll give him a hunger again to perform."
Following Wednesday's game, the Bluebirds have three wins, two draws and two defeats from seven Championship games, thus far.
"You don't want to lose two on the bounce." Marlon added. "That's always the reaction from a player. You want to react from a defeat.
"I think being at home will help, hopefully. Having a good crowd in at home against a good side; getting behind us. They can definitely make the difference. We spoke about it in the not so distant past, playing against teams with a style of play Bournemouth have, but in an empty stadium, it can be hard at times.
"Hopefully with a big crowd behind us it will help us go that extra yard that will be needed."