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Karanka on Ipswich victory

1 December 2018

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Nottingham Forest manager Aitor Karanka praised his players for the way they approached this afternoon's game against Ipswich Town.

Lewis Grabban's brace gave The Reds all three points in a 2-0 victory and Karanka was delighted by his side's performance considering the physical exertions of Wednesday's trip to Aston Villa.

Speaking after the game he said: "I said in the pre-match press conference that it was going to be a tough game but we started really well and it has been an amazing week for us. 

"The way we've approached every game this week and the way we have finished every game has been amazing.

"This group of players deserve a lot of credit because they've been excellent since the season started and even the players who haven't been making the squad have been superb."

Karanka was thrilled to see Grabban record his 14th and 15th goals of the campaign and also provided an update on the injury to Michael Dawson who was forced to leave the field in the second half.

He said: "Lewis is exactly the kind of character that I like because he always wants to improve. He demands more of himself every time he plays and that is a great help to the rest of his teammates.

"Michael has picked up a hamstring injury but we will have to see how that settles over the next few days. It will be a problem if the injury keeps him out for more than a week but we will have to wait and see."

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