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A tough one to take

22 November 2020

Nottingham Forest midfielder Jack Colback felt The Reds were unfortunate to suffer their 2-0 loss at Barnsley on Saturday having put in a strong performance at Oakwell.

Chris Hughton's men had a number of chances to go in front in South Yorkshire but having passed those opportunities up, they were beaten by two late goals from the home side and Colback says the players were hugely frustrated not to have taken at least a point from the game.

He said: "It's hard to take because we feel like we played well today. We created some great chances, haven't taken them and then they struck at the end. I know they hit the bar twice in the first half but they're shots from 25 yards so you wouldn't really call them chances. I didn't really feel like they had much that could hurt us until they scored and it's a worldie from the lad who got it.

"In recent weeks we've looked solid defensively but we've struggled to create clear-cut chances so it was good that we did that today. I'd back Miguel to finish his two chances 99 times out of 100 because he's a great finisher but unfortunately it hasn't happened today and when you don't take the lead in games like this, you leave yourselves open to be punished.

"It's a tough one to take because when you don't play well as a team, it's easy to see that you weren't good enough but today I felt we at least deserved a point, if not all three. We said at half-time that the first goal would be massive and unfortunately for us it has gone their way today.

"The schedule this season means there's no time for us to dwell on this result because it's Saturday-Wednesday-Saturday for a number of weeks now. We'll be in to analyse this game tomorrow [Sunday], look where we could have done better with their goals and then we'll need to move on quickly because we have a tough task down at Bournemouth to get ready for."

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