Nottingham Forest’s Chris Cohen says the performance at Fulham demonstrated what the current squad is truly capable of.
Cohen played the full 90 minutes as The Reds ran out 3-1 winners at Craven Cottage this afternoon.
And, while he was delighted with the result, Cohen says there was an underlying feeling of frustration after full-time.
He said: “It’s been a very frustrating and disappointing season in so many ways and results and performances like this probably make it more frustrating because it shows how good we can be.
“I thought we dominated the game. They had a 15-minute spell when Matt Smith came on – they pumped balls into our box and he caused a bit of a problem.
“Once we started keeping the ball we looked threatening again and having Henri Lansbury, who for me is our best player, playing in his best position is the way to win football matches.”
Cohen continues to make good progress following his return from injury and he is thrilled to be regularly involved.
He said: “The week around the Brentford game I didn’t feel great – I probably hit a bit of a brick wall having not had a pre-season. But the last thing I was going to do was go to the manager while we were losing games and say: ‘I probably need a bit of a rest.’
“As long as I get the opportunity to play I’ll do my best. I think we worked out that I’ve been out for three years of the last five in total, so just to be out there playing and enjoying football is fantastic for me.
“But it would be nice to be part of a successful side as well - that’s the most important thing.”