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A hard-fought victory

2 November 2019

Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall says he and his teammates were delighted to get back on track with the 2-1 win at Luton Town.

Goals from Lewis Grabban and Sammy Ameobi gave Forest all three points at Kenilworth Road and Worrall was pleased to get such a hard-fought result against a strong side on their own ground.

Speaking after the game, he said: "It's a good result for us at a tight ground where the fans are so close to the players. We let them have a lot of the ball in both halves but we hit them on the counter-attack and scored two great goals.

"We know Luton are a good team who did really well last season and they're slowly getting into the run of things in the Championship. The way we performed today, with our backs against the wall at times, was a testament to the lads and the steel that has got us towards the top of the league.

"Their lad has scored a good goal on the edge of the box, maybe we could have defended it a bit better, but apart from that they didn't really trouble us. The boys in front of us did a terrific job and a massive shout-out to Ryan Yates who was superb on his return from injury."

Last weekend's postponed game against Reading was a disappointment for The Reds and Worrall admitted the players were all relieved to get back to action following consecutive league defeats.

He said: "The lads were itching to play today to put things right after Wigan and Hull. We've had a week to prepare for a big game today and I think it showed in the end because we weren't fazed by anything they threw at us and we've come away with a good result.

"I just love defending to be fair. The midfielders we've got in front of us are all intelligent footballers so the manager just tells us to go out and be good at what we're all good at. We expect a lot from each other and that's why we're able to get results from tough games like today."

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