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Mixed emotions

6 April 2015

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman says his side were ‘naive’ at Griffin Park this afternoon, but praised their overall performance.

Brentford scored an injury-time equaliser to complete a comeback which saw them come from two goals behind.  

And Freedman believes naivety was to blame for his side dropping two points.  

The manager said: “It’s mixed emotions. I thought we were fantastic today. We had the better chances and we were 2-0 up and looking very, very comfortable.  

“I’ve got to give credit to Brentford - they kept on going - but where I’m disappointed, and what I will get right at this football club, is our naivety. We were very, very naive in the last ten minutes. We turned over the ball too many times up top. I felt we had enough experience and know-how to deal with that.  

“But overall I’m happy to come here against a good side and dominate in terms of chances and look very comfortable. There are lots of positives.”  

Tyler Walker opened the scoring with his first senior goal - a sensational individual effort.  

And Freedman believes Walker’s attitude on the training field means nothing can stop him from establishing himself in the first team.  

Freedman said: “He’s an exciting prospect. The biggest advantage he’s got is that he’s a very well-grounded, level-headed boy that turns up every day and works hard.  

“How good can he be? I believe he can play for the football club for a long time and that he can make the striker role his own in the very near future.”

Click here to watch the full interview on Forest Player.

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