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."