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A Useful Night

25 September 2013

Nottingham Forest midfielder Simon Gillett has told Forest Player that he was pleased to get minutes into his legs in last night’s Capital One Cup defeat at Burnley.

The midfielder played the full 90 in the loss at Turf Moor and, despite the result, believes that The Reds gave everything for the cause. 

He said: “I was happy to get out there and give it my all. My first half performance was good and I got forward quite a lot. But I tailed off a bit in the second half because I haven’t played many minutes in the last few weeks. 

“On the whole I thought we did quite well and everyone gave a good account of themselves. We controlled the game in the first half and we deserved to take the lead.” 

The result saw Forest exit the competition at the third round stage and Gillett insists that although the players are despondent, there are many lessons to take from the game. 

He said: “We are really disappointed to have been beaten tonight because we wanted to get through. But this might give us a chance to concentrate more on achieving promotion. 

“The gaffer told us to go out there and leave everything on the field. I thought we did that and hopefully we impressed the manager. We can certainly learn a lot from this and move forward.”

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