Jack Hobbs described the work rate of his Nottingham Forest team mates as ‘immense’ after they thrashed West Ham 5-0 in the FA Cup with Budweiser third round at The City Ground.The former Liverpool defender was at the heart of a defence which comfortably kept a clean sheet against the likes of Stewart Downing, Ravel Morrison and Matt Jarvis, while at the other end Forest ran riot in front of goal.
Speaking to Forest Player after the match, Hobbs said: “It was a great performance from start to finish.
“It comes down to a good team effort. The work rate right the way from Karl Darlow through to Greg Halford was immense.
“We were moving the ball really well, people were getting into pockets and everyone was getting plenty of touches. It was important that we remained focused because it seemed the only problems we were going to experience today would be caused by ourselves.
“We’re all delighted to be through to the next round.”
Jamie Paterson scored a hat-trick and won a penalty to claim the Man of the Match award, and Hobbs was quick to pay homage to the midfielder for his performance.
He said: “All the plaudits will go to Pato and rightly so. He deserves that, I’m really pleased for him. He works hard and we all know the ability he has.
“But I’m sure he’ll be the first to say that everyone played their part today.”
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