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A Kick In The Teeth

20 February 2014

Nottingham Forest winger Jamie Paterson said Leicester City’s late equaliser at The City Ground last night came as a “kick in the teeth” for him and his teammates.

Forest were eight minutes away from completing the double over their table-topping neighbours when Riyad Mahrez turned the ball home after Karl Darlow had saved Kevin Phillips’ penalty, earning The Foxes a point.

Paterson, who had cancelled-out Jamie Vardy’s opening goal with an excellent header in the first half, told Forest Player: “It’s a kick in the teeth. I think we deserved to win.

“Going 1-0 down gave us a kick up the backside. We started playing football after that and we deserved to be 2-1 up. We felt we had control of the game.

“Leicester are a good side and I didn’t expect them to lie down just because they had gone down to ten men, but I don’t think they had much of the ball or many chances.

“It was going to take a set-piece or a penalty to get them back into the game, which unfortunately is what they got.”

Forest travel to 2nd-placed Burnley on Saturday, where Paterson is confident The Reds can put recent disappointments behind them.

He said: “We’ve got to bounce back. We’ve got ourselves in a great position, we’re still on a very good run and we’re all disappointed that we haven’t beaten a side who are top of the league.

“That attitude shows how well we’re doing and we just need to take that into the Burnley match.”

Click here to watch the full interview on Forest Player.

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