Nottingham Forest lead professional development coach Gary Brazil felt yesterday’s victory over Cardiff City was a ‘game of two halves’.The Reds took a 2-0 lead into the break thanks to goals from Kieran Fenton and Derrick Otim before Gethyn Hill pulled one back to set up a nervy finale at The City Ground.
Brazil said: “If ever there was a game of two halves – that was it.
“I thought we were decent in the first half – we stopped them stringing any passes together and a lot of the game was spent in their half of the pitch.
“It could possibly have been more than two at the break – it didn’t flatter us, we could have been out of sight.
“We knew there would be a reaction from them and they came out a lot sharper and asked some questions of us.
“Eventually they got themselves a goal and it was squeaky bum time for the last 15 minutes.
“We had to really hang in there and show a bit of resilience and our goalkeeper, Jordan Smith was an important player for us towards the end.”