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"We've passed a big test"

7 October 2018

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Joe Lolley says Nottingham Forest overcame a huge challenge as they ran out 2-0 winners over Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium.

Lolley's fourth goal of the season set The Reds on their way to victory on Teesside and the 26-year-old believes he and his teammates were good value for their latest win.

He said: "It was a big test coming here because they don't lose many games, especially at home so to come away with three points and a clean sheet is perfect. We dominated and controlled the game throughout and we could have led at half-time.

"We know we made some silly errors on Wednesday night and got punished but to learn from those mistakes and come here to win says a lot about us. I don't think Middlesbrough had too many opportunities today and we fully deserved all three points."

Lolley opened the scoring four minutes into the second half and the winger says he is thoroughly enjoying his football and his time in the Garibaldi.

He said: "Murph did brilliantly to turn and slip me through and obviously I work a lot on finishing in training so I was just happy to see it go in. I felt like I hit it pretty well and it was a big goal at that time in the game so I was delighted.

"I love being at the club and playing every week and I'm playing some of my best football at the moment. The confidence I'm getting from both the staff and the players is really helping me and the formation is bringing out the best in me.

"Wednesday was strange because my hamstring really tightened up but fortunately the manager made a good decision to bring me off early and that allowed me to get out there and play today. All I want to do is play football and enjoy games like today."

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