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Watson: We must take the positives

12 January 2020

Nottingham Forest midfielder Ben Watson believes The Reds need to take the positives from their draw against Reading yesterday.

Watson scored in injury time only for Forest to be denied a minute later and, despite the frustration at conceding the late leveller, Watson felt it was a good performance against an in-form Reading side.

Speaking after the game, he said: “We are disappointed but it doesn’t feel like a defeat. We’ve come here to the form team in the league and we have dominated the first half but couldn’t get the goal, then in the second half they have put us under a bit of pressure but we defended well.

“At the end, it was nice to get the goal but then again I don’t think it was a corner and the ball went out and there was probably a handball. Things happen for a reason, the boys are disappointed but we’ll take the positives.”

With results elsewhere, Forest missed the chance to gain ground on the sides above them but Watson knows that if they can get two wins in the upcoming home games against Luton and Reading, then this point away from home will be a positive.

He said: “You go in and see the results, it would have made a difference but this is a tough place to come. They are the form team in the league and to come here and get a point, you would have taken it before the game.

“The way it all panned out is disappointing but we have two home games coming up and if we can get maximum points there, then we have had another good couple of weeks.

“On the back of taking six points over the Christmas period at home, if we can back that up then great. “

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