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Hobbs frustrated at defeat

27 December 2016

Nottingham Forest defender Jack Hobbs was left frustrated after two own goals denied The Reds a result at Huddersfield Town on Boxing Day.

Hobbs, making his first appearance of the season, thought the team defended well and were unlucky with the goals conceded.

He said: “We came up against a very good Huddersfield side who are probably one of the best in the league at the possession and passing side, but I thought we defended really well and held a good shape from the front to the back. 

“In possession we could have been a lot better and gave the ball away too easily which is probably credit to Huddersfield who pressed us well. That said, we are just frustrated to concede two own goals to lose the game. I can’t remember them having too many opportunities and it is just frustrating as we were close to getting one or three points here.

“We conceded a lot of possession and territory today and I thought for the majority we defended well, kept our shape and we were resolute. 

“Coming here we knew it was going to be tough and that we would have less possession but I thought the lads put a really good shift in. We are just gutted that we didn’t hold on and bar the two own goals, I can’t remember them creating too much for all the possession they had.”

Hobbs returned to the starting line-up after several niggling injuries kept him sidelined, and he said it was great to be back.

He said: “It has been very frustrating, if you ask any footballer being out that long watching is hard to take. I have waited as patiently as I can and when I do get the call made sure I would be ready. 

“I had a back injury here and there but barring that I have been ready for games and the manager has not chosen me. I’ve tried to be as professional as possible and be ready for when I did get the nod.”

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