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28 January 2018

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Zach Clough said Nottingham Forest need to avenge their Emirates FA Cup defeat against Hull City when they take on Preston at The City Ground on Tuesday night.

The forward said the fantastic supporters deserved more at the KCOM Stadium yesterday and he is determined to put things right when they return to Championship action.

Speaking after the game, he said: "It was great support today, over 4,000 came to support us and they stayed right until the end. We gave them something to cheer about at the end but we are sorry that we couldn't get the result for them.

"We have got to pick ourselves up again. We have another game on Tuesday and hopefully we can roll our sleeves up and get the three points.

"Games come thick and fast, that is the good thing about football. The manager said to us afterwards that we need to go out on Tuesday looking to get revenge and get those three points."

Two first-half goals for Hull ultimately sealed their place in the fifth round and, despite Apostolos Vellios's late goal, Clough knows The Reds didn't quite do enough to get the result.

He said: "It was a completely different game today and a different challenge for us [to the Arsenal game], to come up against a team that plays in the same league.

"It was a really scrappy game, a scrappy cup tie, and they got two goals in the first half and not much fell to us really. We got a chance at the end which Tolis took well but other than that we didn't create many other chances.

"We thought that if we would have scored with 15 or 20 minutes to go, we felt confident we could have gone on and got something out of the game and maybe taken them back to The City Ground in a replay but it wasn't to be. We kept digging in until the end and we couldn't get that second goal."

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