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A rewarding afternoon

4 November 2017

Nottingham Forest manager Mark Warburton felt his side got the rewards they deserved following a terrific performance in this afternoon's 4-0 win over QPR.

The Reds turned in a dominant display to beat Ian Holloway's in-form side and Warburton said his men had to work tremendously hard to bring Rangers' recent good run to an end.

Speaking after the game he said: "It's a terrific result and I'm delighted for both the players and the fans. As always, there's still things to learn from because we were slow coming out the blocks in the first five or ten minutes and then in the second half we dropped too deep.

"We created a lot of chances against a very good QPR team who came here on the back of two great results. We've played as well as we did today in other games but didn't take our chances. Today we did and that was ultimately the difference.

"We wanted to go into the international break on the back of a good performance and a win and we've done that. It's important now that we learn from it and build on it when we come back from the two-week break."

Tyler Walker was given his first league start of the season and repaid the manager's faith by scoring a brace and Warburton believes it was a deserved reward for the youngster.

He said: "Tyler has been training really well and it's vitally important that every player sees a pathway into the first team. If you train well and you work hard then you'll get your rewards and Tyler has deserved his opportunity. 

"We play with one up front on most occasions so it has been hard for Tyler given the fact we have Daryl Murphy, Jason Cummings and Apostolos Vellios also in the squad. But he has been exceptionally patient and now he has taken his chance when it has come along.

"When we moved it forward today we looked very good and we hurt them. We needed that third goal to kill the game off and we did very well to get that. When we split the units and we got men forward, we looked really dangerous."

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