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Lessons to be learned

26 November 2017

Michael Mancienne said Nottingham Forest will remain positive and learn from the defeat against Cardiff City at The City Ground this afternoon.

The 2-0 defeat was The Reds' first in five home games and Mancienne feels that they should have got something from the game.

He said: "We feel a little bit hard done by but there are always lessons to be learned, especially when you lose games. We will pick ourselves up; we know we have a good team and we are playing some good stuff.

"There hasn't been a team that has threatened us lots; we are outplaying teams and we have to keep doing what we are doing and go into the next game with confidence and belief that we can win.

"We have got to stay positive, keep doing what we are doing and we will pick up wins. We are right amongst it; this league is so tight up the top so if we can string a few results together we will be right in there."

First-half goals by Junior Hoilett and Danny Ward sealed the points for The Bluebirds who ground out the win.

"It was frustrating," Mancienne added. "They were trying to kill the game, slowing the tempo down which was killing us a little bit.

"They made it frustrating for us. We just need to get the ball down quicker, play at our own tempo and not get sucked into playing their game.

"The ref was allowing them to take their time a bit and it was frustrating everyone on the pitch. Sometimes we were rushing and we should have taken our time when we had the ball.

"We did well in spells but they had a way of playing and they do it well. Cardiff made it a horrible game today and it is just frustrating and disappointing."

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