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Sean's Leeds Viewpoint

22 September 2012

Sean O’Driscoll admitted he was disappointed with the manner of Nottingham Forest’s first Championship defeat of the season.

The Reds were beaten 2-1 by Leeds at Elland Road – their first defeat in seven league outings.

The damage was done in the first half as the home side took command with goals from Luciano Becchio and Dominic Poleon. Forest improved after the break and pulled a goal back through Dexter Blackstock and although they pressed hard for an equaliser, it wasn’t to be.

Boss O’Driscoll said: “We came here with an unbeaten run and we’re disappointed that we’ve lost it and disappointed with the manner in which we’ve lost it.

“We threatened to go down without a whimper in the first half. I’ll take the second half but not the first 45 minutes.

“We’ve shown a lot of resilience in games where we’ve not played particularly well but we knew what to expect from Leeds but I don’t think we really coped with it in the first half.

“We conceded two goals from our point of view that were poor goals.

“I know it’s a difficult place to come and play but if you manage to get yourself in front the whole situation changes.

“We felt we had enough in the locker to get a result but it wasn’t to be.”

Forest had appeals for penalties on either side of half-time and also had a goal disallowed and O’Driscoll added: “I don’t get frustrated with referees but I said to the fourth official during the game that I no longer had a clue what a foul is.”

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