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Disciplined performances

7 April 2015

Nottingham Forest defender Jack Hobbs praised The Reds’ defensive performance at Brentford despite the hosts’ late equaliser.

Forest stood firm against The Bees, who piled on the pressure as they tried to overturn a two-goal deficit.  

And, although he and his team-mates eventually succumbed to the pressure deep in second-half stoppage time, Hobbs says there were plenty of positives to take from the game.  

He said: “Obviously, when you concede so late it’s disappointing. There were a lot of positives today but they were soured by not winning the game.  

“We came under a lot of pressure and we didn’t quite hold on to the ball as well as we should have.  

“Saying that, I thought we defended really well. There were a lot of important blocks, good tackles and disciplined performances - especially from the lads in midfield, who covered a lot of distance.  

“We held solid for the majority but we conceded with a minute to go, which is disappointing.”  

It was Hobbs’ first appearance since suffering a hamstring injury at Blackpool in mid-February, and he was happy to report that he felt strong at Griffin Park.  

He said: “I felt really good physically - it was the best I’ve felt for a long time, which is pleasing.  

“I’m delighted to be back and doing my bit for the team.”

Click here to watch the full interview on Forest Player.

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