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The luck is out

29 October 2016

Nottingham Forest head coach Philippe Montanier bemoaned his side's luck following their 2-0 defeat at Reading this afternoon.

The Reds were beaten in Berkshire by goals from former Reds Garath McCleary and Chris Gunter and Montanier believes his side should have taken at least a point from the game given the number of opportunities they created.

He said: "I think we were unlucky today but we just weren't efficient enough in front of goal. We had some great opportunities to score, didn't concede many chances and that is what makes it such a disappointing afternoon.

"The fans and the players gave everything but it is a very tough period for us right now. The penalty incident was typical of our luck right now, one moment the referee gives it and the next he changes his mind so it was unlucky.

"We were poor in the Reading penalty area today and it was incredible that we've lost this game. We need some more luck but also we understand that we need to be better in both boxes if we are to move up the table."

Forest have now lost three games in a row since the 3-1 win over Birmingham in mid-October but Montanier says he does not get affected by speculation surrounding his position as The Reds' head coach.

He said: "Their first shot in each half has found the back of the net but that is the way it is going for us. We played three centre-halves today to make ourselves more solid and I felt we were today, apart from the two goals conceded.

"We understand the consequences of losing three consecutive games. We're concerned about our league position but all we can do is continue to work hard and show a good mentality and commitment and hope the luck turns.

"My position is not important. The main thing is that Nottingham Forest Football Club moves forward and that involves the players, the staff and the fans. I do not worry about my position because the club is the most important thing." 

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