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"We're building momentum"

23 January 2020

Nottingham Forest's leading goalscorer Lewis Grabban says the performance in the 1-1 draw against Reading was a good one but he was left frustrated by The Royals' late goal.

Grabban netted his 16th goal of the season with ten minutes of the contest remaining, only for Sam Baldock to equalise three minutes later for the visitors.

The Forest striker stated that, although Reading equalised late in the game, it was a good performance and result.

Speaking after the game, he said: “It’s a little bit disappointing. I think overall, it’s still a good result and keeps us unbeaten. It’s frustrating, us going ahead and working to go ahead, but to let it slip at the end.

“I thought they were good. Defensively, they are strong and a good unit. It was tight as a game. Maybe it was a fair result, but we’re probably more disappointed than they are.

“I’m feeling good. I felt a little fresher tonight than I did at the weekend. Just got to recover and go again and see where it takes us.”

A win for Forest would have lifted them into third and only two points off the automatic places but Grabban believes there wasn’t too much pressure on the team.

He said: “No not really [when asked if the team felt the expectation] because you’re not going to win the league tonight. It’s not massive pressure. Obviously, it’s pressure every game in terms of doing well.

“I think people can get excited outside, looking in. What does it mean if we did go into 3rd? We’re still happy with the result and we are still in the mix.

“Whoever is top, doesn’t win it tonight. We’ve just got to keep going, game by game, and keep our form. Last six, we have won four. It would be great to replica that.

“I think we're building momentum. I think we went through a little blip and now we’ve just got to stay focus and not repeat those mistakes. Hopefully we will stay focus on where we want to go.”

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