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We got what we deserved

31 March 2018

Ben Watson felt that Nottingham Forest got what they deserved in the 2-0 defeat against Millwall on Good Friday.

The midfielder said the performance wasn't good enough from The Reds as their seven game unbeaten run came to an end.

Speaking after the game, he said: "To go a goal down inside 30 seconds is a disaster. We knew what to expect from them but they caught a few of us by surprise. I think we got what we deserved. We didn't deserve much out of the game and that's what happened.

"We had been working on it, we had been on a good run but today wasn't our day. We have another game on Monday to put it right and that is what we are going to do.

"You know what to expect when you come here. There are no surprises. We competed but we are just lacking that bit in front of goal; that final pass or that final shot.

"We played some good stuff up until the edge of the box and then we couldn't break down their two banks of four, and their two lads up front are a handful."

The Forest captain knows that the side need to start putting the ball in the back of the net, as the defeat means it is four games without a goal, and he wants to put it right against Barnsley on Monday. 

"We have got to start scoring goals, it is four games now," he said. "We had the clean sheets which were great but we need to score and hopefully we can put that right on Monday.

"We want to finish this season as strongly as possible. We face a Barnsley side that are fighting for their lives so we have got to be ready, go out there and give it our best shot and hopefully that will be good enough."

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