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Bittersweet For Lascelles

15 December 2013

Nottingham Forest defender Jamaal Lascelles was delighted with The Reds’ second successive clean sheet, but admitted yesterday’s draw with Ipswich was a bitter pill to swallow.

Forest created several good opportunities but the afternoon panned out to be a frustrating one, ending in a 0-0 draw.

Speaking to Forest Player after the match, Lascelles said: “As a back four we’re very pleased to get a clean sheet. They didn’t test us much and Darlow didn’t have many saves to make, which is always good from a defensive perspective.

“But it almost feels like a defeat for us. We were all over them for the whole game and we had quite a few chances. On another day we would have scored at least once.”

Lascelles has stepped up in the absence of a number of key defenders and says, despite the unsettled nature of Forest’s back four, that he is enjoying learning his trade alongside Jack Hobbs.

He said: “I think we’ve got a good understanding, we speak a lot. Greg Halford has slipped in nicely at right back and Dan Harding has stepped up massively. Dan’s a reliable left back who rarely let’s anyone get their cross in, which is good to know when I’m defending inside the box.”

Click here to watch the full interview on Forest Player.

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