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Hard work ahead

12 February 2017

Nottingham Forest defender Jack Hobbs says the defeat against Norwich was a reminder of how much The Reds need to improve.

Forest lost 5-1 at Carrow Road in a disappointing afternoon which also saw captain Eric Lichaj sent off and goalkeeper Stephen Henderson stretchered off injured.

Hobbs said: “It was a horrible day. It just seemed like one of those days where what could go wrong, did go wrong. We conceded too many goals, we’ve lost our keeper to injury, our captain sent off so a bad day all round.

“Hendo has been mister dependable lately as he has pulled off some huge saves so to lose him is a huge blow. We just hope it is nothing too bad and he has a quick recovery.

“We just weren’t at it today. In the first 20 minutes I think we were a bit shell shocked; we didn’t calm down when we needed to and we gave ourselves a mountain to climb. It was very unlike us as of late and it is disappointing.

“It has been a bad day all round and all we can do is bounce back. If anything it is a reminder of how much we need to improve. We have had some good results lately but this can remind us what we need to do and how much hard work we need to put in to improve.”

Norwich scored three stunning goals and Hobbs says there isn’t much you can do when the opposition score goal of the season contenders. 

He said: “Three of them were incredible strikes. The first one sometimes you look at it and think what could we have done there; it was such a pure strike. They were good goals but it is disappointing all round.”

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