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The Better Side Won

26 April 2014

Nottingham Forest temporary manager Gary Brazil says his side got what they deserved following this afternoon's 4-1 defeat at AFC Bournemouth.

A brace apiece from Lewis Grabban and Yann Kermorgant put paid to Forest's playoff chase and Brazil admits that despite a solid first-half performance from his side, they were convincingly beaten by Eddie Howe's men.
 
Brazil told Forest Player after the game: "I have no complaints with the result at all. First half I wasn't particularly concerned because although Bournemouth had a lot of possession, they didn't create too many opportunities. But then to concede the goal just before half-time was really disappointing.
 
"The nature of the goals we conceded today was also frustrating. Their first goal was a cross that wasn't defended well enough and their lad had acres of space to head home. Suddenly after they grab a second goal we're chasing the game and opening ourselves up."
 
Greg Halford's goal had briefly got Forest back into the contest at 2-1 but a late double salvo from the hosts killed the game off and Brazil says his charges must end the season in the best-possible fashion at home to Brighton and Hove Albion next weekend.
 
He said: "We knew today was going to provide us with a different challenge to the last two games. We knew we had to fill the spaces in midfield and I thought we did that during the first half. But their quick-fire double before and after the break really hurt us.
 
"The playoffs are obviously out of reach now and that's disappointing. But what we need to do now is have a good week of training, pick a team and go and beat Brighton to end the season on a high. Our supporters deserve that."

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