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Alex: ‘We Didn’t Deserve That’

1 January 2013

Alex McLeish felt his Nottingham Forest side did not deserve to be on the receiving end of a 3-0 defeat at Blackburn.

The contest at Ewood Park was evenly poised at the break but second half goals from Ruben Rochina, Jordan Rhodes and Colin Kazim-Richards consigned The Reds to defeat.

And McLeish revealed: “I couldn’t see that coming at half-time – we were okay and were well in the game.

“We didn’t deserve to lose the game 3-0, there’s no question of that.

 “Their first goal was a complete fluke with the ricochet that completely caught Lee Camp off his line.

“After that we got a really good reaction from our team. We applied some pressure, culminating in a great passing move and cross from Dan Harding that Billy Sharp got on the end of.

“The Blackburn goalkeeper made a great save to deny him and you’ve got to say he played a big part in getting three points.

“We threw the dice by throwing big Dexter Blackstock on and going with three strikers but sometimes it doesn’t work for you – a minute after he came on we lost the second goal.

“That flattened the guys a little, although they worked hard right to the death.

“We know that ultimately we’ve let ourselves and the fans down but I felt that 3-0 was a bit harsh on us.”

McLeish also admitted that he expects to do business during the January transfer window.

He added: “A lot of names have been thrown at us which suggests they are available and we are looking through them.

“I don’t we’ve got a pot of gold but we’ll present a case to the owners and work that way.”

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