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Andy Cook post-Sunderland

2 November 2020

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Andy Cook was left frustrated with his Nottingham Forest side’s performance on Sunday afternoon as they suffered a narrow 1-0 loss away to Sunderland AFC.

Speaking after the game, Cook said: “Absolutely it was a frustrating result to take today especially with the way the game went as we didn’t play to the environment with the wind.

“So, it was frustrating overall and we didn’t even really create enough chances to earn anything other than 0-0 draw.”

Kiera Ramshaw’s 58th minute strike was enough to send The Reds back home empty handed and Cook credited Sunderland for picking up the victory.

“It could be argued that neither team created lots and lots of chances in front of goal but ultimately they took one of their chances well and we didn’t,” he explained.

“We’ve got to credit Sunderland with their win as they played the conditions well and used it to their advantage and have left us with nothing.

“Now every player has got to go back home, analyse their performance and see how they’re going to get better for our next game.”

Opportunities in-front of goal were tough for Forest to come by on Sunday afternoon and Cook states that this was because his side lacked a ‘killer instinct’.

He said: “I think chances were hard to come by today because Sunderland are a very good side, they were set up really well and have some quality players.

“But equally so do we, so we should’ve create those chances but today we just couldn’t find that killer instinct and we couldn’t score that goal.

After a terrific start to the season The Reds have now only picked up one point from a possible nine and Cook is expecting a positive bounce back from his side.

“It’s just not good enough and we’ve spoken to the players about how we’ve got to change something as this isn’t the form I know we’re capable of,” he said.

“Others are going to start looking at us as a maybe team so we need to make sure we dust ourselves off and we start to prove a lot of people wrong because I know the quality that we have and we are better than our recent results.”


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