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Poor decision making

27 February 2016

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman says his side’s decision making in front of goal cost them against Bristol City this afternoon.

The Reds were beaten 2-1 despite taking the lead through Ben Osborn in the first half.

Reflecting on the match, Freedman said: “The performance, for the first hour, I felt was good – in the first half especially.

“We deserved to get the lead, we could have taken more chances and it was a setback losing Jamie Ward and conceding a goal in the last minutes of the first half.

“We were disappointed to go in at 1-1 but we started the second half very well and built up a good bit of pressure.

“But in the end we didn’t make the right decisions in front of goal and we lost our discipline trying to chase the game because we couldn’t mark at a set piece.”

This afternoon’s defeat was Forest’s third in a row but Freedman is confident he knows how to return his side to form.

He said: “We go back to basics, keep our standards very high and we turn round what is a difficult moment for us.

“We have to do all the ugly things that the majority of fans probably don’t see. That was our foundation of getting results.

“I just felt today, although we played well, we’re repeating ourselves – Middlesbrough at home, Ipswich at Home, Hull at home – we were playing well but not coming away with the result. That’s what I don’t want to do.”

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