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'That's Cup Football'

24 September 2013

Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies has told Forest Player he was ‘disappointed’ to go out of the Capital One Cup at Burnley this evening.

The Reds were beaten 2-1 at Turf Moor despite taking a first-half lead through Matt Derbyshire and the manager was left to rue three crucial moments in the match.

He said: “I thought we played some very good football in the first half. It was just a disappointment that we conceded the goal before half-time because that was a big blow to us.

“We should have then taken the lead at 1-1 but Matt Derbyshire was unfortunate to miss his chance.

“Then they break up the other end, get quite a soft free-kick and take the lead. But that is what happens in cup football and you have to be clinical.”

The Reds boss made 11 changes to the side that drew at Doncaster on Saturday and admitted he was pleased to see some impressive displays from his players.

He said: “It was nice to get some minutes into the legs of some of the squad players tonight. Tonight was a big lesson for the team but there were some very good performances out there.

“Ultimately we came here with a strong team to win the game but unfortunately we couldn’t do that. It all boiled down to a couple of key moments but we’ll learn and move on.”

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