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Bad Day At The Office

22 February 2014

Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies says his side 'got what they deserved' following this afternoon's 3-1 defeat at Burnley.

Sam Vokes's double helped condemn The Reds to their first league defeat in 15 games and the manager says the result was a fair reflection of the contest.

The Reds boss said: "In the first half we played against a side that looked like promotion contenders. They bossed us all over the pitch and we gave away three soft goals with some silly mistakes at the back.

"We knew what to expect coming to Burnley but the players did not heed the warnings we gave to them. We didn't play anywhere near well enough to contend with them in the first half and we got what we deserved."

Forest turned in a much improved second-half display with Djamal Abdoun's effort getting them on the scoresheet and the boss says he will take positives from the performance after the break into next Saturday's clash with Wigan Athletic.

He said: "Second half was much better and much more like us. We hit the bar, had two efforts cleared off the line and scored late on. That showed what we are capable of.

"The week's rest will be massively importantly to us. Andy Reid missed today with a calf strain while Radi Majewski has had family problems back in Poland. Hopefully we'll get some lads back for next weekend and we'll go again."

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