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An Apology From Billy

1 April 2013

Billy Davies apologised to the 2,405 travelling Forest fans for his side’s performance in this afternoon’s 1-1 draw at Turf Moor.

Lewis McGugan’s penalty - the last kick of a tight affair - levelled the scores after Junior Stanislas had handed the hosts a second-half lead.

Davies made six changes to his starting line-up and he admitted to Forest Player that the alterations contributed to a poor performance on a cold afternoon in Lancashire.

He said: “I have to apologise to our fans for having to watch that type of football. It wasn’t a good game - there’s no doubt that we didn’t play at the tempo or quality we expect of our players.

“Having said that, Burnley had an extra 24 hours to prepare for the match and we were forced into making changes because of that. Sam Hutchinson wasn’t in good condition after playing his first game in six months against Brighton and Adlene Guedioura had concussion. We also tried to freshen up the two strikers because two games in three days is very difficult. All six were forced changes because of the small gap between the two matches.

“I felt quite confident that we would get something, even at the end. This team never gives in, as was proved again today.

“Turf Moor is a very difficult place to come and it’s pleasing to go away with a point.”

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