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A painful ending

24 September 2016

Nottingham Forest midfielder Ben Osborn says the side are ‘disappointed and angry’ following the 2-1 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.

Forest held a first-half lead courtesy of Henri Lansbury's long-range strike but Wednesday turned the game around through a brace from Kieran Lee and Osborn says he and his team-mates have been left frustrated at the manner of the defeat.

He said: “It is probably the most disappointed and angry we’ve felt for a long time after a game. We know that we haven't been able to see the game out and we're also upset with the decisions of the officials leading up to their goals.

"I felt like I was taken out as we were attacking but the referee gave nothing. Then they play one long ball down the field and it leads to them scoring the winner. That is what makes it really hard to take to be honest."

Despite criticisms for referee Kevin Friend, Osborn was the first to admit that Forest could have done more themselves to prevent Wednesday from getting back into the contest and, ultimately, from taking the points.

He said: "We weren't brave enough with the ball when we were 1-0 up. Once they had pulled it back to 1-1 we started to create more chances so we have to ask ourselves why we couldn't have done that when we were leading.

"We thought today would be the day we got the clean sheet so it is so frustrating to have lost and to come away with no points. To concede from a corner to one of the smallest guys on the pitch is also very annoying."

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