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A disappointing night

23 October 2019

Nottingham Forest head coach Sabri Lamouchi insists he will “find the right solution quickly” after his side slipped to 2-1 Championship defeat against Hull City at The City Ground.

Goals from Josh Magennis and Jarrod Bowen condemned Forest to successive league defeats for the first time this season, despite Matty Cash pulling one back amongst a spirited second-half response from the hosts.

But Lamouchi was left unhappy at his side's recent form, saying: “Of course I’m disappointed to lose at home. Before the game we spoke about looking for a different result from last week. It was a massive opportunity for us to go up the league but we missed this opportunity tonight.

“We let Hull play how they wanted to, and they were waiting to play counter-attack with some good wingers like Bowen and Grosicki and it was our mistakes in game that helped them.

“In the second half we took more risks and I cannot complain about the last half hour because we tried several things in our own way, but we just weren’t very aggressive in the penalty area.”

Forest spurned several half-chances on a frustrating evening on home soil, with Lamouchi going on to urge his side to stick together.

He continued: “We need to come back with three points because this is a bad moment for us and in bad moments we need to stick together and play simpler and more compact. We need to find the right solution quickly and quickly is Saturday.”

Despite the result, the Frenchman praised the support throughout the match, and feels that it will be vital again come Saturday when they welcome Reading.

He finished: “I was happy to see the stadium full tonight and on Saturday hopefully it will be full again and we will have the full support and we will try for a better result than tonight.”

Forest take on in-form Reading this weekend where they will be looking to halt the Royals unbeaten streak and get back to winning ways themselves.

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