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Turning the corner

11 December 2020

Nottingham Forest midfielder Joe Lolley says he expects The Reds' improved performances to lead to an upturn in results over the coming weeks.

Chris Hughton's men were beaten by a deflected strike against league leaders Norwich City on Wednesday night and Lolley believes that if Forest continue to turn in similar displays to the one at Carrow Road then the results will inevitably follow.

He said: "I think the performances have improved recently but it has been frustrating not to get the results. We've come up against some good sides like Watford and Norwich, two teams who will be up there at the end of the season, and we've more than held our own against them and we feel we could have won either of those games.

"We had opportunities earlier in the season to put a run together and unfortunately it didn't happen and now we're facing a number of sides who will be up there come the end of the season. In the majority of games we've competed really well but the small things aren't quite going our way at the moment but as long as we keep putting in good performances then I'm sure the results will come on the back of that.

"Wednesday night probably summed up our last few weeks really. I felt like Norwich had more of the ball in the first half but we certainly created as many chances as they did and then in the second half we came out a lot stronger and more aggressive which allowed us to get up the pitch. After we equalised I thought we would go on to win the game because we were so in control but their second goal is really unfortunate for us and I didn't feel like we deserved that.

"Last season it felt like we were the team that was getting the bounce of the ball and the rub of the green but now it feels like it's all going against us. However, we feel like we're playing well and we're heading into every game confident that we're going to turn this run of form around."

"It's never nice as an attacking player when you feel like you're not contributing with goals and assists but in many ways we're all in the same boat and we're all fighting to give ourselves a chance of winning games. When we're out on the training ground, everything seems fine so it's a case of battling hard and keep trying to turn this around."

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