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Getting stuck in

28 September 2016

Nottingham Forest defender Damien Perquis says The Reds weren't aggressive enough during parts of last night's 1-1 draw with Fulham at The City Ground.

Nicklas Bendtner's first goal for the club had given Forest the lead but that was soon cancelled out by Tom Cairney's strike and Perquis believes his side could have done more, particularly during the first half, to take the points.

He said: "We saw on the video that Fulham are a very open side when they have the ball so the counter-attack was a good option for us. There were chances for both teams during the game so in the end, a draw is not a bad result.

"We weren't aggressive enough in the first half so we came out in the first 15 minutes of the second half looking to press them. We felt we were better after half-time in terms of pressurising them and we had more fighting spirit."

Perquis picked up a knock during the second half but was still able to complete the 90 minutes and the Polish defender says he and his team-mates will need to recover quickly ahead of Saturday's trip to Bristol City.

He says: "It was a tough game. We didn't have too much of the ball so it was a game where we spent a lot of time running rather than enjoying possession. That's why I think a lot of us were quite tired physically at the end of the game.

"David Vaughan and I both went in for a tackle during the second half and it left me with a dead leg. It wasn't the nicest gift from Vaughany but it is okay. I managed to run it off towards the end so everything should be fine."

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