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We Could Have Had A Fourth

8 April 2014

Nottingham Forest temporary manager Gary Brazil was upbeat following his side’s 3-3 draw at home to Sheffield Wednesday, but stressed the need for better “game management” in the coming matches.

The ten-man Reds twice came from behind, at 1-0 and 3-1, to earn a point on Trentside and, while Brazil was delighted with his men’s fighting spirit, he is keen to see a more professional performance at QPR’s Loftus Road on Saturday.

Speaking after the match, Brazil said: “I think if the game had gone on for a bit longer we would have scored a fourth goal, despite being down to ten men.

“But we can’t keep conceding in the way we did tonight, we’re really hurting ourselves. We got back into the game at 1-1 with a really good goal just before half-time but, considering the quality and experience we had on the pitch, we had to shut up shop with two minutes to go before half-time. You could sense we were going gung-ho to try and score again and we ended up conceding from our own attacking set-piece.

“Our game management needs to be brighter, but we grew in spirit as the evening went on. It felt like there was a better atmosphere in the whole place at the end. The players had a real go, showed a bit of quality and scored two great goals to bring it back to 3-3.

“We showed a really strong will not to give in and we need to take that into the rest of our games.”

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