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Matty happy to cash in on hard work

19 August 2018

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Nottingham Forest midfielder Matty Cash says he is delighted to be back in the starting line-up and amongst the goals following the 2-2 draw at Wigan Athletic.

Cash drilled home Forest's first equaliser at the DW Stadium and then won the penalty which Hillal Soudani eventually scored from in the final minute to earn The Reds a share of the spoils and the 21-year-old feels it was a positive result for his side. 

Speaking after the game he said: "It is a tough place to come but we kept ourselves in the game and managed to get a point right at the end so hopefully we can build on it now.

"We said in the changing room that this time last year we probably would have lost this game but now we've got the character and the spirit to go right until the last minute so that's definitely a positive.

"It's important for us to keep our unbeaten start to the season going and to keep the spirits high in the changing room. We've had a good start but the manager always keeps pushing us on and making sure we're doing the right things."

Cash's strong running led to the all-important penalty in the final minute of the contest and he says there were no doubts in his mind that the correct decision was made by referee Geoff Eltringham.

He said: "I went through on goal and the lad definitely caught me. It looked like the referee had given it the other way at first but I knew that he'd caught me so in my mind it had to be a penalty.

"At the beginning of the season I wasn't starting but I've been working hard in training and the manager told me that I would get my chance in the end. It's nice to score two goals in a week but I've got to carry on and continue helping the team.

"The size of the squad and the players that we have means it is always going to be tough to get in the side but if you're not in the squad then you just have to keep your head up and give the manager a reason to put you back in."

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