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Jason Scotland heads for Nottingham Forest tonight believing he should be floating on cloud nine. But while the striker is happy with the way things are going at Swansea City, he is not content.

 

Not yet anyway.
 
The theme in Swansea's dressing room last week was that despite a fine first half of the season, nothing had been achieved.
 
Roberto Martinez apparently sat down with his players and stated as much, urging them not to get carried away with the progress made.
 
And that was before they went and demolished their most in-form promotion rivals at the Keepmoat Stadium last Friday night.
 
Now 11 points clear thanks to the failure of others over the weekend, Swansea are being touted as champions-in-waiting up and down the land.
 
The bookies have Martinez's men at 8-15 to lift the title, with Leeds next in the betting - but a long way back - at 8-1.
 
They'll soon be mentioning Swansea in the same breath as Devon Loch.
 
Yet Scotland is keeping the blinkers on, ignoring all the plaudits being aimed in Swansea's direction and focusing instead on the hurdles still to be cleared.
 
"I should be over the moon," the Trinidad & Tobago international says.
 
"I'm scoring goals and I'm playing people in - I should be delighted.
 
"But nobody in this squad is getting carried away.
 
"We have all got our sights set on winning promotion and we're all keeping our feet on the ground.
 
"That's the most important thing for us because things could all go wrong very quickly if we stop working hard.
 
"We've got a great bunch of boys here. Every one of us is excited about the challenge we face and we're all looking forward to going to Nottingham Forest."
 
The trip to the City Ground promises to be one of the sternest tests Swansea will face between now and May.
 
Nothing will be decided this evening, but a ninth league away success of the campaign would have a few more Swansea followers eyeing Championship football even if the players are not.
 
In truth, though, the pressure on Swansea has eased ahead of this second-v-first encounter as a result of that demolition job at Doncaster.
 
A draw would represent a good night's work for the visitors, and even a first travelling league defeat since September 22 wouldn't hurt that much.
 
"Hopefully we can put in another performance like the one we produced at Doncaster," Scotland adds.
 
"Forest are a big club and we are aspiring to get to the Championship, so it's a big game.
 
"We would probably take a point, but then again we would have taken a point at Doncaster and look what happened there."
 
Swansea may be flying, but a repeat of the Rovers humbling is surely too much to ask.
 
Forest have lost only once on home soil all season, and have conceded just seven league goals along the way.
 
Colin Calderwood's squad is littered with talent, so much so that Kris Commons - regarded by many as the most gifted player in the division - did not make the starting XI in their last outing and former Celtic skipper Neil Lennon wasn't even on the bench.
 
It is away from home that Forest have struggled this season - four wins from 13 in the league - and also in their favour tonight is the fact they didn't play at the weekend.
 
Yet Scotland is undaunted.
 
"There was a lot of talk about Doncaster's form before we went there," he says.
 
"We have played a lot of games and some of the boys were a bit heavy-legged so we knew it would be a difficult task.
 
"But fair play to the lads, we put in a very good team performance and came away with a fantastic win.
 
"To be 11 points clear at the top is a great feeling, and now we have to try to do it all again against Forest."
 
Where Swansea will hope to have more luck in front of goal than they did when the former European Cup winners came to Wales back in August.
 
Scotland hit the post that day as Forest clung on for a goalless draw, but the 28-year-old will be confident of finding the target second time around having netted eight times in his last 11 appearances.
 
"I can't have any complaints about coming to Swansea," adds Scotland, who has 16 goals in all.
 
"The kind of football we play means good passes and good service coming to me.
 
"I really can't complain."