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."