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Pride in the performance

19 March 2016

Nottingham Forest head coach Paul Williams says he hopes the fans can be proud of the players after their efforts in this afternoon's East Midlands derby.

The Reds suffered a narrow defeat at the iPro Stadium despite a resolute performance.

And, just as he was after Tuesday night's draw at Hull, Williams was full of praise for his team.

He said: "Again, I'm proud of the what the players gave us. The performance was deserving of a Nottingham Forest shirt.

"Obviously I'm bitterly disappointed with the result - disappointed for the fans first and foremost. Maybe a draw would have been a better result.

"I hope the fans can be proud of the players. I can't fault them at all."

Forest frustrated their hosts for the vast majority of the game and Williams believes his team are missing only one thing at the moment.

He said: "We know our shortfalls - we're not scoring enough goals. It's just the final third. We need to create more chances and score more goals.

"We're not downing tools now until the end of the season - we're really going to work hard in training, get ourselves a lot fitter so we can really see out games, get more understanding of how we want to play as a team and create chances.

"We need to get end product - we need to make goalkeepers work more. It's down to us as a team to work hard and get these things right."

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