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We controlled the game

8 August 2018

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Nottingham Forest defender Danny Fox felt that The Reds should have come away with all three points from last night’s game against West Brom.

Forest saw plenty of opportunities go begging before Matt Phillips struck late on to earn a point for The Baggies in a game which Fox believed The Reds dominated.

Speaking after the game, he said: "We're disappointed. I thought we should have put the game to bed, especially when we had them under the cosh numerous times in the game.

"I felt we controlled the game; if you look at the possession and the stats, I think it was their first shot on target when Matt Phillips scores. It was a great strike and that is the quality they have got.

"We are disappointed as we feel like it is two points dropped but we are still in good spirits as I felt we played so well.

"The second half performance against Bristol showed the real us and then I think for 75-80 minutes we were at our best. If we can continue to perform like that and be consistent throughout the season, then it should be a good season."

Despite 11 new additions to the squad in the summer, Forest put in a fluid performance which gave the impression like they are a side which has been together for a long time, and Fox credits the work done in the summer for building a strong unit.

"I'm not surprised as we have done a lot of training," he said. "The gaffer and the people behind the scenes have done their homework on the people we have brought in.

"Even the lads that were here last season like Jack and Costel, and obviously Adlene and Ben Watson. It is not a surprise to us and hopefully it is a pleasant surprise to the fans and everyone watching but we are only two games in; start judging us after 10 games and then it will start panning out."

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