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Mistakes are hurting us

16 September 2017

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Nottingham Forest manager Mark Warburton bemoaned the individual errors made by his side following this afternoon's 2-1 home defeat to Wolves.

The Reds were punished for two lapses in concentration in the second half and Warburton said his players must cut out the errors if they are to fulfil their potential.

Speaking after the game he said: "When we gave the ball away for their second goal we were in a really good position. Ben Osborn has been outstanding for us this season and his only intention there was to make a positive forward pass. Unfortunately he's made a mistake and we paid the price for it. 

"Even after that mistake though we should still defend our goal better. Mistakes are going to happen in the middle third of the pitch from time to time but we have to then make sure we don't concede because of them.

"At the minute those individual errors are costing us. They cost us at Sheffield Wednesday last weekend and they've cost us today so it is a very frurstrating day for all of us as a group of players and staff."

The defeat was Forest's third in four matches but Warburton believes there should be no question surrounding his side's character or desire.

He said: "It was a strange game. The first half was a good game of football with both sides trying to work each other out. We knew that we had to come out after half-time and take care of the football but instead we were very loose and gave away a soft goal.

"All credit to the players, they fought hard to find a way back into the game and it was a great strike by Muzzy which caught everyone by surprise. The crowd then really got behind us and the game seemed to be turning in our favour.

"Then we gave away possession in a sloppy manner. There was no lack of effort or commitment but if you give the ball away to Wolves then they have the quality in the attacking areas to hurt you and that is what happened."

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