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A deserved victory

12 September 2015

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman feels this afternoon’s victory at QPR was a deserved one for his side.

Henri Lansbury cancelled out Charlie Austin’s second-half strike before Nelson Oliveira stroked home the winning goal for The Reds.

And Freedman was in no doubt that the match ended the right way.

He said: “I think we deserved to win the match - we were the better side. First half, we played some fantastic stuff and shaded it. QPR came into it in the second half and gave it a good go but I thought we stood up.

“I just felt today we showed that desire and determination to succeed right from the off. We controlled the match with some lovely passing sequences through midfield.”

Freedman says there was no injury to Ben Osborn, who was simply left out of the matchday squad, but confirmed it was a hamstring injury that forced Michael Mancienne off the field in the second half.

The manager said: “It was a bitter blow for us, it really was. But I think we’re used to blows at this football club - we know how to handle them.

“I don’t know exactly how long he’ll be but with hamstrings it can be anything from two-to-six weeks. Let’s hope it’s the first one.”

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