Sean O’Driscoll insists he would be looking for an improvement from his Nottingham Forest side against Hull tomorrow even if they had not lost at Ipswich in midweek.The Reds’ four-match unbeaten run came to an end at Portman Road on Tuesday after they produced a performance way below their best.
They have a chance to set the record straight when Hull visit The City Ground (kick-off 3pm) for the first of successive home games.
And O’Driscoll reveals: “It’s always about how you recover and how you perform after a good or bad performance.
“You always move on to the next game, whether you win, lose or draw. No-one feels sorry for you.
“We’ve got to make sure we learn from the mistakes and try and improve. That has been the on-going theme since we walked through the door.
“We are never going to be perfect, we know that, we’re all human beings and we all make mistakes at certain times.
“Hopefully we can reduce them to such an extent that we give ourselves a chance to win a game, which we didn’t on Tuesday.”
Forest were second best for much of the 90 minutes at Ipswich and had few complaints about finding themselves on the receiving end of a 3-1 scoreline.
O’Driscoll added: “We’ve always had periods in games where we’ve relied on lady luck a little bit but you could say that about every team in the Championship.
“We prepared well and didn’t try to take anything for granted. Perhaps we over prepared, I don’t know.
“You look back and try and pin-point things you should have done better or shouldn’t have done at all.
“But there’s a danger you can be over critical or over analyse.
“At 1-1 I thought we might be ok but the frailties we showed from the start never really went away.
“We hid them a little bit by making the changes that we did but they were always bubbling under the surface.”
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