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We could have nicked it

11 November 2018

Nottingham Forest midfielder Jack Colback admitted that a draw was probably a fair result as The Reds were held by Stoke City yesterday.

Both sides had chances to win the game at The City Ground but ultimately had to settle for a point in the stalemate which Colback said on another day could have ended up with all three points.

Speaking after the game, he said: "It was open and end-to-end at times which the manager doesn't really like to be honest. I felt we looked more solid and attacked them and won it back earlier. We had chances, they had chances so a draw was probably a fair result.

"I think we are very solid as a team, very organised, and we create chances. Again, today we had chances to score and on another day you nick one and win it 1-0 but we are not too disappointed with a point.

"The save off Joe Lolley was the stand-out one. I think Jack Butland saw it late and got a touch to it but he is a Premier League goalkeeper so will come up with moments that, unfortunately it was against us. But on reflection they had a couple of good chances so we could have easily lost it 1-0; we could have won it 1-0 too but a draw is probably a fair result."

Colback felt that defensively Forest were very solid and an improvement in the attacking third has seen them pick up more positive results.

He said: "Since the manager came in last season he has got the team solid and defensively well organised. I think the difference this season is that we have a bit more quality in the final third and he has got options to change it.

"We are blessed in the top half of the pitch really, Lewis has been on fire recently and he is disappointed with the chances he had today but it is one of those where some go in and some don't.

"We are just taking each game as it comes, we are in a good position so hopefully we can kick on from there."

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