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We got the job done

9 December 2017

Nottingham Forest manager Mark Warburton was happy to see his side emerge with all three points following a tough battle against Bolton this afternoon.

The Reds were engaged in a war of attrition against Phil Parkinson's men but earned an important victory thanks to goals from Barrie McKay, Joe Worrall and Ben Brereton and the Forest boss was happy to return to winning ways.

Speaking after the game he said: "It wasn't much of a spectacle but we ground the result out in the end. We had to deal with a very physical Bolton side who are very good at what they do and we had to stand up to the challenge today, which we did.

"We gave away a very soft goal before half-time which was more than frustrating and when we scored for 3-1 we thought we would enjoy the last five minutes but unfortunately made it hard for ourselves.

"We spoke in the dressing room about handling these sorts of games better. We got drawn into a physical battle as the game went on and other teams are much better at that side of the game than we are, that's where we have to improve as a side."

Joe Worrall scored his first professional goal for his boyhood club in this afternoon's victory and Warburton believes it is just rewards for the talented and committed youngster.

He said: "I'm glad Joe enjoyed his goal. He's a Forest boy through and through, he's come through the ranks and it means a lot to him. I'm delighted for him this afternoon and I'm pleased for the fans. It wasn't a great spectacle but we got an important three points.

"It's easy to talk about the games where you win 4-0 and everything is flowing and happy. At the end of the season though, these are the vital three points and these are the games that will mean something."

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