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Not Our Night

25 January 2014

Nottingham Forest midfielder David Vaughan says he and his teammates were left frustrated following last night's 0-0 draw against Preston North End in the FA Cup with Budweiser fourth round.

The Welsh international put in a Man of the Match performance as The Reds were held by their League One opponents but admits he would have no hesitation in swapping the award for a victory.

He told Forest Player: “We’re obviously disappointed not to have won the match. Preston came with a good game plan and we found it tough to break them down.

“It was difficult with the poor conditions but we certainly didn’t play as well as we could have. We missed a bit of a spark tonight and our tempo wasn’t as high as normal but we’re still in the draw for the next round.

“I was pleased to play 90 minutes and get back to full fitness. To get the Man of the Match award was nice but I would much rather we won the game and got through to the fifth round.”

The result saw Forest keep another clean sheet while extending their unbeaten run to 11 matches and Vaughan says that the squad will take confidence into the replay at Deepdale.

He said: “We’ll take the positives from tonight as well. I don’t think they caused us too many problems or had too many efforts on goal. We’ll go up to Preston knowing we can win the replay if we play to our best.”

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