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Burke on Bluebirds loss

19 October 2014

Nottingham Forest winger Chris Burke believes had yesterday’s game with Cardiff gone on any longer The Reds would have taken something from the match.

The former Cardiff player said that Forest came out at the start of the second half believing they could still win, despite trailing 2-0.  

Speaking to Forest Player, he said: “We did believe that we could have won the match coming out for the second half and had it gone on any longer we would have nicked something.”  

Britt Assombalonga pulled a goal back for the visitors in the 89th minute but it proved to be too little too late and The Reds slumped to their first league defeat of the season.  

It could all have been so different had Burke given Forest the lead in the 20th minute, when his shot was cleared off the line.  

“It was a weird one, I don’t know why he was on the line if I’m honest, but he’s cleared that and then football is a strange game. Within a minute they go up the park and score and it changes the whole outlook of it.  

“We were confident if we’d have taken the lead we’d have gone on to win the match, but obviously as I said football’s a strange game, it’s all about little minor things. They go up the park and score which was a killer blow.”  

But Burke added that The Reds have the perfect chance to bounce back at Watford on Tuesday night.  

“That’s a plus side in this league. The games come thick and fast and you get an opportunity to make it right in a couple of days time. We’ll be looking to do that against Watford.  

“We believe if we play well and better than we did here then we can get the three points.”

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