Nottingham Forest midfielder Henri Lansbury admits a poor first-half cost The Reds in Friday night’s 3-2 defeat at home to Reading.The Reds were 2-0 down within 13 minutes and, although they went on to draw level and looked the more likely team to win, Jordan Obita landed a sucker punch to earn The Royals the spoils.
And Lansbury was understandably disenchanted after the match.
He said: “We’re always disappointed not to get the three points here.
“We didn’t start the game right, we let two goals in and you can’t do that against a good side like Reading.
“We should have started the first half like we did the second. It was a poor performance from us but we have to brush ourselves down and go again on Tuesday.”
There were however plenty of positives to take for the home side. Some of their football after the break was outstanding and there were goals for front men Simon Cox and Darius Henderson.
Lansbury said: “Coxy’s been on fire in the last few games. He’s just got to keep getting in the box and scoring goals. It’s down to confidence.
“Both he and Hendo are doing brilliantly at the moment and all you can ask for is for them to keep scoring goals.”
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