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27 August 2016

Nottingham Forest head coach Philippe Montanier says this afternoon's 3-1 victory over Leeds United was a reward for the club's supporters.

The Reds made it three home wins from three in the league as goals from Pajtim Kasami, Damien Perquis and Oliver Burke secured the win over Garry Monk's side and Montanier was delighted with the display.

Speaking to Forest Player HD, he said: “It was a very tough game to win against a team that has played well away from home in recent weeks. I am very happy with the result and with the mentality of the players.

"We looked a lot more solid this afternoon which was the target. We found a good balance between attacking and defending. The defenders didn’t take any risks and the midfielders and forwards always helped them out.

"I am really satisfied with the home performances this season and I’m pleased for the fans. Their support is superb and we spoke about that before the game and how we wanted to give something back to them."

Forest today allowed Jamie Paterson to move to Bristol City for an undisclosed fee and Montanier explained that it was a move that was good for all parties and will not be his final action in the transfer window.

He said: "Jamie wants to play football and have more game time and we couldn’t guarantee that for him here. I have the utmost respect for his decision and we wish him good luck and all the best with his new club.

"I hope it will be busy over the next few days. We will hopefully have more news on Monday and Tuesday and we are hoping to close different deals to get players to the club.

“We hope to close a deal for a new striker in the next few days. We’re no closer right now but we hope to get it done before the end of the transfer window. That would be an important signing for us."

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