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That Finishing Touch

14 December 2013

Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies was left to rue a lack of ‘clinical finishing’ in this afternoon’s goalless draw with Ipswich Town at The City Ground.

A number of opportunities went begging on a frustrating afternoon for Forest but, despite missing that cutting edge in front of goal, the manager was pleased with the display against Mick McCarthy’s in-form side.

The Reds boss told Forest Player after the game: “Nine tenths of what we are trying to do is working. There’s only one part of our game that isn’t functioning and that is the clinical finishing.

“Ipswich are a dangerous side and yet we still managed to dominate the game. The concern for me now is that we are failing to put away our chances and that is costing us.”

An impressive defensive display saw The Reds record back to back clean sheets but the boss insists that the coaching staff won’t rest until a solution is found to their difficulties at the other end of the field.

He said: “This team work very hard and they are fully committed to what we are doing. I thought that our tactics and our shape were excellent and another clean sheet is a positive to take from the game.

“We’re getting ourselves into good positions and no-one can say that we aren’t creating the opportunities. The finishing is the part that is letting us down just now and we’ve got to keep working hard in training to find the resolution.”

Click here to watch the full interview on Forest Player.

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