BARRIE MCKAY believes Nottingham Forest are a match for anyone on their day after they moved to within touching distance of the Championship play-off places.

The former Rangers winger hit his fourth goal of the campaign for Mark Warburton’s side in the 4-0 win over QPR on Saturday.

Forest are now ninth in the standings and just two points outside the top six after their third win in four matches.

McKay said: “I think we're definitely up there, when you look at our squad.

“You only have to look at the players that weren't even on the bench and then the players on the bench and those that came on - it shows you the real strength in depth. It's up to the ones that have got the shirts to keep them.

“We can beat anyone playing like that, definitely. We just need to have that belief that we can go out there and give those performances every week and beat teams.

“We have set the standard now. I think it's just that level of consistency we need to show and we need to build on that as well.

“We're going to have a few days' hard training and then we'll have a rest for the international break so we'll come back against Birmingham flying again.”

Former Light Blues boss Warburton gave McKay rave reviews for his performance against The Rs at the City Ground.

And the 22-year-old was pleased to showcase his talents once again following his summer departure from Ibrox.

“It probably was my best performance so far. I think it's up to me to keep that level of consistency and to keep adding goals and assists as well,” he said.

“I think every player has that day and I thought today was mine. I got on the ball a lot more and looked dangerous and we looked as if we could score on every occasion. I thought we were brilliant.

“I think it's just that belief that we can do it week in, week out and it's up to us to do that.”