Billy Davies admitted that his side have ‘work to do’ after witnessing Nottingham Forest beat Hartlepool United in the first round of the Capital One Cup this evening.The Reds won 3-1 and dominated the vast majority of the match, but a late consolation from Neil Austin put a dampener on what was otherwise a comfortable evening.
Davies said: “We’re certainly not pleased with the overall performance. We could have been more clinical and I’m very disappointed we didn’t keep a clean sheet.
“All in all there’s still work to do but as each game goes by we’ll get better and better.
“It was important to get some of the players some game time but, don’t be kidded, it was also very important for us to get through to the next round of the cup.”
One major concern to have come out of the evening was the condition of Simon Cox, who was stretchered off in the first half after falling awkwardly.
Davies revealed: “He has unfortunately got some ankle ligament damage and it looks like we could be missing him for a couple of weeks.”