Nottingham Forest’s Chris Cohen says a 5% improvement on last night’s display at Burnley could have swung the match in The Reds’ favour.
Dougie Freedman’s side were edged out by their high-flying hosts but there was little to choose between the two teams on a cold night in Lancashire.
Cohen said: “Burnley are a good side who know how to grind out results. They play a certain way which is effective and pretty attractive at times.
“I thought in stages we did ok but we were looking to get something from the game – that’s important for us at the moment so we’re very disappointed. We know we’ve got players capable of hurting them and we didn’t quite do that.
“Overall it was a tight game, one of those you go away from thinking if we were 5-10% better we could have won.”
Cohen was a second-half substitute at Turf Moor, his fifth appearance since returning from a serious knee injury.
And, having signed a new contract recently, he is looking forward to playing some more matches – although he knows he must be patient.
He said: “They’re dragging me in from training every day and I even warm up for five minutes longer than everybody else before matches in the hope I can stay out there and no-one will notice!
“But the last two times I’ve come back I’ve played every minute of every game and broken down, so I know the manager is trying to help me play for many more years - which I know I can.”