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IH: We Played Some Exceptional Football

29 December 2012

Ian Holloway left the City Ground satisfied with the majority of his sides display but frustrated at not taking all three points back south.

"I thought for 75% of the game we were a very good side and the lads are gutted because, like me, they feel we could have won the game, the lads are getting used to the way I want them to play and if we keep playing like we did for long periods of this game we will do very well.
"Today we got ourselves into a situation to win the match and we've ended up with one point instead of three - and that's frustrating."

Due to the heavy rain leading up to the match the conditions were not ideal but both sides managed to produce a real entertaining encounter. 
"I was very proud of them, their work ethic was excellent and they played some exceptional football - as did Forest - in atrocious conditions. From our point of view though at times, particularly at the end of the first half, we dropped deep and it cost us the first equaliser. Having said that I have to give credit to the strike from Andy Reid. He's got himself fit and he's a good player.

"After a good start from us I felt their first goal was against the run of play and I do believe in the build up there was a foul on Glenn Murray but at half time we made a chat about things and you can only hope you lads go out and put into action what has been discussed.  I know we are disappointed to concede late again but some of the play the lads produced fills me with joy." 

The game saw two more goals for Glenn Murray bringing his total to 22 this season as we go into the second half of the season. 

"Glenn is a fantastic player, he uses his body and strength so well and is a vital cog in our wheel, lets hope he can continue scoring and I must say that the header for the second goal was pure genis and was fantastic for us all to see." 

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