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Colback: It hurts

26 September 2020

Nottingham Forest midfielder Jack Colback said the defeat against Huddersfield was a painful one as it continued Forest’s poor start to the season.

The Reds lost 1-0 at the John Smith’ Stadium on Friday night, making it three straight league defeats to start the new season, and it is something that Colback and the squad are determined to change.

Speaking after the game, he said: “I can’t really out my finger on it to be honest. I think we’ve been unlucky tonight, we had some good chances and played well in spells. They’ve had one chance and scored and that seems to be happening at the minute.

“Cardiff last week had two chances and scored both and I think all three goals could be prevented. We’ve analysed that and we will analyse this one.

“I suppose it is small margins and it is not quite going for us, but we’ve got to pick ourselves up and go again.

“It hurts. I had a tough time not playing so to come back here was to do something with this club, not to just be a part of the team or a part of the league, where we have near misses. Everyone involved wants to do something and take this club to the Premier League.

“So the start we have had is the worst we could have dealt with. Of course it hurts, it has to as a player. When you go out and you lose, it is difficult and you can’t accept it.

“We have to analyse it and look where we can do better. We know as a squad we have the quality and we have to apply that.”

Colback says the squad have no reason to not be confident in their abilities with the quality that is there in the dressing room, and he knows the only thing that can lift the team is that first victory.

He said: “The only thing that changes it is getting that win. The confidence should be there, you just have to look at the boys we’ve got in the dressing room. Even the lads who haven’t travelled, there is quality everywhere in the squad now and it is time for the boys to take responsibility.

“We need to make sure that what we talk about every day in training, what we talk about before games, we go out there and apply that.

“There are positives to take from tonight, we played well at times but it is not quite falling our way. We are not going to get any sympathy, we need to go again and we have another game next weekend and if you want to get where we want to be, then we have got to pick up points quickly.”

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