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The better team won

12 March 2016

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman admitted Sheffield Wednesday were the better side this afternoon.

The Reds were beaten 3-0 at The City Ground on what the manager described as a ‘difficult’ afternoon.

Freedman said: “You saw the quality that Sheffield Wednesday have and in the end that paid off. They had their moments and hurt us badly.

“We’ve got a lot of injuries right now and I had to put a few youngsters in. I’m sure one day they’ll be good but right now they’re still learning their trade, and I felt that was the difference.

“In the second half we tried to build some momentum but the second goal killed our attempts to get back in the game.

“I think the three games in a week caught up with one or two players and we weren’t quite making the right decisions, especially in the last third.

“But I’ve got got to give credit to Sheffield Wednesday – they were better than us today, they were first to the ball and looked sharper.”

Nelson Oliveira was absent today, and Freedman revealed that his injury could rule him out for the season.

The manager said: “The scan last night brought bad news. These moments are really hurting us right now – Nelson looks to be out for the rest of the season. We’re talking about the last couple of weeks of the season at best. 

“It’s a six-week groin injury, which is very difficult to take.”

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