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Karanka pleased with Reds' mentality

24 November 2018

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Nottingham Forest manager Aitor Karanka was pleased with the mentality of his side as they came away from Hull with a 2-0 victory.

Goals from Lewis Grabban and Joe Lolley sealed the three points for The Reds and Karanka was pleased with the conviction shown in the final third in the second half.

Speaking after the game, he said: "The mentality was key. In the first half we knew it was going to be a tough game and we went to the pitch really well. But when you are playing well and you think it is an easy game and you don't score the one goal, you start to relax and we lost the last 10-15 minutes in the first half.

"At half time, I told them that we needed to score and be more aggressive with the ball because sometimes, when you demand some aggressiveness they think it is without the ball but sometimes it is with the ball.

"We have quality, we have good players and we need to be more clinical with our chances and to try to score more goals.

"With our squad and players like Joe Lolley, Matty Cash, Joao Carvalho and Lewis Grabban, with players coming from the bench like Ben Osborn, Karim and with Gil Dias on the bench, we have a very good squad and we need to keep growing and improving.

"We have started well but we are improving every day and with this squad it is about the mentality and to keep going."

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