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We missed an opportunity

25 March 2017

Gareth Holmes felt Nottingham Forest Under 23s missed an opportunity to get three points in the 1-1 draw with Watford last night.

A late Toby Edser header sealed a point for The Reds after Kyle McClean had a penalty saved earlier in the game, and the Under 18s lead coach, filling in for Jack Lester last night, was pleased with his side’s possession in the match at The City Ground, but said the game was there to be won.

He said: “It has taken their goal to get us going from an attacking point of view. I thought we had a lot of possession throughout the game and their goal has then given us some urgency and you would have liked to have started with that.

“We missed a penalty in the first half, we could have been 2-0 up at half time, and it is a game where we have missed our chances.

“Their goal is down to a lack of communication from us and can be sorted out quite quickly and easily by us. That is the sort of thing that needs to be eradicated and make sure they don’t happen.

“You would rather be on the end of those last-minute goals than the receiving end and I am pleased for Toby. He had a real energy to get in the box and I thought he was good. His use of the ball and range of passing was really progressive and we have got to work on the movement in advanced areas to give him one or two more options.”


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