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Glimpses of quality

4 March 2018

Joe Lolley was pleased that Nottingham Forest managed to win the three points against Birmingham City yesterday despite not being at their best.

The winger struck the opening goal of the game before Matty Cash hit a second, and Michael Morrison's goal set up a nervy ending but The Reds managed to hang on to all three points.

Speaking after the game, he said: "We started on the front foot and got the early goal. I think we probably allowed them too much of the ball in the first half than we would have liked. We needed to be a bit more aggressive as they are a difficult side to play against.

"We managed to get the second goal and obviously it was a nervous end, but you don't always have to play well to win and that was the case today.

"Any early goal is important and it probably knocked their confidence. They came into the game needing results so that gave us a great start and we managed to pick up the three points."

The winger scored his second goal in as many games to help Forest make it four games unbeaten, but Lolley knows there are better performances to come as the squad continues to gel together.

He added: "We weren't at our best today. We showed glimpses of quality but we are still getting to know each other. It is a bit of a cliché but we are still new to each other and we are trying to find that consistency in the team.

"We are coming up against different teams and different ways of playing and we need to get used to that. We showed glimpses and today we also showed that we can battle, like in the Burton game where we battled for 90 minutes, but today we managed to score the two goals to win the game."


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