Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman praised the manner of his side’s performance against Ipswich this afternoon, but was again left to rue missed opportunities.
The Reds were unable to capitalise on a strong first-half display and were hit with a Ben Pringle sucker punch after the break.
Freedman said: “We created four wonderful opportunities in the first half, we got into great positions and the keeper made a couple of good saves.
“It was more of an even game in the second half. Ipswich managed to scramble a goal from nothing at all and we found ourselves chasing the game. I had no option but to put on a couple of younger players to try and retrieve it.
“The manner of the performance was very good. We tried to play on the front foot – very entertaining, but our inability to put the ball in the back of the net has disappointed me once again.”
Forest are back in action on Tuesday, when they play Preston at The City Ground.
Freedman said: “We’ll have to dust ourselves down and go again with the same squad. Let’s hope we play in the same way and create as many opportunities as we did today.
“I do believe we’ll take them eventually, but we need to make sure we stay strong and resolute at the back as well.”