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We Needed The First Goal

25 March 2014

Nottingham Forest’s temporary manager Gary Brazil told Forest Player a lack of confidence was in evidence in his side’s 1-0 defeat to Charlton at The City Ground this evening.

A late Jordan Cousins strike handed the Londoners all three points in Brazil’s first match in temporary charge following yesterday’s termination of Billy Davies’ employment.

Speaking after the match, Brazil said: “I thought we started reasonably well. As the first half wore on we began to move the ball around brighter. But it was one of those games where we needed the first goal to relax the players and fans.

“We had a couple of really good chances to do that in the first half but later on you could sense the confidence was going. I thought worst case scenario we may have to take 0-0 and build from there but it wasn’t to be.

“Sometimes football’s a really tough gig and the players are feeling it right now. You can see they’re low on confidence. It’s been a tough week but as a group they have to pull together and grind out a result.”

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