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A terrific win at a tough venue

28 October 2017

Nottingham Forest manager Mark Warburton says tonight's 3-2 win at Hull City was a terrific result for the club's players and supporters.

A superb hat-trick from Kieran Dowell earned The Reds an impressive victory on Humberside and the boss was thrilled by his side's performance against a team relegated from the Premier League last season.

Speaking after the game he said: "I think we were very good tonight for long spells of the game. Hull are a very talented team and this is a tough place to come but we defended our goal with a real passion and played some really good football. I'm delighted the players got their rewards at a venue like this.

"We created some really good chances against Hull's experienced back line which was excellent. We lost Daryl Murphy, Armand Traore and Danny Fox before the game but what a reaction from the players out there tonight. 

"All over the park we put our bodies on the line for the team and that was terrific to see. Now all attentions turn to Tuesday night's game at Reading and working hard to get another positive result."

Dowell will naturally take the headlines following an outstanding individual display but Warburton was quick to praise everyone involved in tonight's success, including the 1,279 supporters in the away end at the KCOM Stadium.

He said: "Kieran's second goal in particular was an outstanding finish and it was set up by some superb attacking play. The likes of McKay, Osborn, Dowell, Vaughan and Cummings all knocking the ball around with ease was a delight to see.

"We had great backing from our fans this evening and I'm delighted for them. They've followed us superbly away from home this season and on a few home occasions we've let them down so tonight was a much-deserved result for them as well."

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