Matty Cash says that Nottingham Forest must get their heads down and continue to work hard to improve following the opening day defeat against West Brom.
The Reds took an early lead through Matty’s ninth-minute strike but threw away a winning position as Albion turned the game around.
Cash was disappointed that he and his teammates couldn’t keep up their good start, but knows there is a long, tough season ahead where they can put it right.
Speaking after the game, he said: “We started really brightly and it was nice to get the goal, but it is a long season and we have 45 more games to go.
“We felt it change. The gaffer said that we needed to stay on the front foot and we got the goal so we should have done. It is disappointing that we didn’t do that but we said it in the changing room that the mistakes we have made, we need to learn from them for next week and keep going.
“It would have been nice to get the three points but we have another massive game on Saturday. We just need kick on, there are teams who have got promoted in the past who have lost the first game or the first couple of games so we will be alright, we just need to keep going.”
He added: “When you are leading, you like to kill time and they were winning 2-1 so they slowed the game down as much as possible.
“The league is so tough, so there will be spells when we are on a high and winning and everyone knows how good that is. When you are losing, or when you lose like today, it is important to stay positive, everyone together.”