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Blues draw gives Lolley mixed emotions

26 August 2018

Joe Lolley said Nottingham Forest can take the fact that their unbeaten record is still in tact away from the game despite a frustrating afternoon against Birmingham.

The Reds came from two goals behind to earn a point with a 2-2 draw at The City Ground yesterday and Lolley feels that things will click into place sooner rather than later.

Speaking after the game, he said: "We are a bit disappointed with the whole performance. We want to come home and we want to dominate games and win games here so it is frustrating.

"Obviously we have done well to come back and get a point given the last 15 minutes we were struggling, so we have mixed emotions to be honest.

"It is hard to put our finger on. We work on things in training, we look good and feel confident going into the game and if we knew what we were doing wrong, we wouldn't do it.

"It is frustrating and I am sure we will find a way through it. To play five games and not play as well as we could do and still be unbeaten is a positive, and once it does click for us then we can push on."

Lolley came off the substitutes' bench to score with his first touch to bring The Reds back into the game before his shot was parried into the path of Daryl Murphy to convert the equaliser.

The winger was pleased he could contribute following a much more positive second-half performance from The Reds.

"I quite literally ran onto the pitch and onto the ball," he said. "I don't know how quick it was and I didn't have time to think what was happening. I was happy to come on and help the team in any way I can and I am glad we got a point in the end.

"In the second half, even before the goal, we were moving the ball a lot better then their second goal was a sucker punch. We were much better in the second half and we started to get more chances towards the end.

"I felt like another goal was coming and I am glad that Daryl did well and it was a great finish."

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