Chris Burke says Nottingham Forest played ‘into Huddersfield’s hands’ in yesterday’s 1-0 defeat at The City Ground.
Sean Scannell’s first-half goal was enough to secure three points
for the Terriers and Burke was noticeably disconsolate with The Reds’ performance after the match.
He said: “We’re very disappointed to not pick up a victory, especially at home. I thought we didn’t pass the ball quickly enough and then the game becomes slower, playing into Huddersfield’s hands.
“We had lots of possession but never really created many clear-cut chances. The chances we did have, we just didn’t take. When they scored it was a bit of a sucker punch.
“Coming towards the end of the game we should have put a bit more pressure on their back four and kept it in their box a little bit more.”
Forest have a chance to bounce back from that disappointment with a home match against Watford on Wednesday (kick-off 7.45pm).
And Burke says he and his team-mates are relishing the prospect of facing one of the division’s top sides.
He said: “We want to carry on in winning ways. Against Huddersfield it just didn’t happen and we have to address that before the match on Wednesday, because it’ll be even tougher.
“Watford are a team up there looking for automatic promotion. They’ll be coming at us.
“It should be a good game. We’re looking forward to it. Never mind what they’re up to – it’s about what we want to do and how we want to end this season.”
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