Nottingham Forest’s Under 21 coach Charlie McParland was left disappointed as his side slipped to a 4-1 defeat at Barnsley this afternoon.A superb second-half goal from David Morgan was not enough to prevent The Reds from suffering their first defeat of the season as The Tykes, helped by two goals from the penalty spot, took all three points.
McParland said: “I didn’t think there was anything in the game until their first goal came just before half-time. We were sloppy in possession and allowed them to get through on goal and to be fair they took that opportunity.”
Both penalties were contentious and Forest could also consider themselves unlucky not to have had a spot-kick of their own, a decision McParland was left frustrated by.
He said: “After being 2-0 down we got back in to the match with a good goal from David Morgan, but the game was then taken away from us by two questionable refereeing decisions.
“One of them was definitely not a penalty in my eyes but to be honest we created our own problems by giving the ball away too easily.
“But we will take the positives away with us and make sure we improve before the game against Derby.”