Nottingham Forest temporary manager Gary Brazil believes his side “should have won” this afternoon’s match against Brighton and Hove Albion.Leonardo Ulloa scored an injury-time winner to send his side into the playoffs, while Forest were left to rue their inability to shut the game out after letting a 1-0 lead slip.
Speaking after the match, Brazil said: “I thought we were very good for periods of the game, especially in the first half. We got our noses in front and probably should have had another before half-time. But we didn’t keep the ball well enough after the break, nor did we hurt the space in behind Brighton, and we handed them the opportunity to get back into the game.
“We conceded two poor goals and Brighton nicked themselves a win. They were very nervous at the start, you could see they were lacking energy and you could sense their anxiety. In all honesty we should have gone on and won but we gave Brighton a leg-up. That’s the most frustrating thing for me.
“It’s disappointing for everyone at this football club that the season has ended how it has. But a really good decision has been made to bring in Stuart Pearce.
“That’s going to instill a lot of energy in this place. We need to dust ourselves down and look forward to the new season.”