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Tough To Take

12 April 2014

Nottingham Forest temporary manager Gary Brazil believes this afternoon’s 5-2 scoreline was an unfair reflection of events at Loftus Road.

The Reds twice fought their way back into the game against promotion-chasing QPR before conceding three late goals.  

Speaking after the match, Brazil said: “The scoreline indicates we were battered, but that wasn’t the case. The game was set up for us to go on and win and it’s hard to explain how we have lost 5-2.  

“I was disappointed with how we started the match. There was no real intensity to our play and we went a goal down very early. We gave ourselves a job to do.  

“We spoke at half-time about trying to increase the tempo and trying to play in QPR’s half a lot more, which we did without creating too many more clear-cut chances, but we got level again with another good goal from a set piece and we looked good to go ahead and pick up a draw at the very least.  

“If we had been a little sharper I think we could have opened them up a lot more. We were the stronger side in the second half.  

“But we conceded three late goals to give an unfair reflection of the game. It was in no way a battering but it’s very evident the players are lacking in confidence.  

“For me there’s only one way out of that - by working hard for each other and showing real discipline in the coming matches.”

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