NOTTINGHAM Forest interim manager Gary Brazil believes that his side didn't create enough chances in their 1-0 defeat to Burton Albion.
Cauley Woodrow scored from a first-half free kick to settle the game of very few chances. Forest had much of the possession but failed to make it count, with Burton goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin seldom called into action during the match.
Brazil said that the result was ‘disappointing’ and praised Burton for taking their chance to decide the game.
“Obviously it’s not the result we wanted, I thought that there wasn’t a great deal there in terms of penalty box action or clear cut chances.
“We’ve conceded a goal which I felt was disappointing because we had settled into the game quite nicely and started to show some passages that looked very promising. We conceded a free-kick on the edge of our own box, which was also disappointing.
“I don’t know exactly what happened with the free-kick but obviously Cauley scored and from there I am not sure that Jordan [Smith] had a great deal to do.
“Our job then was to get ourselves back into the game and we knew that we had to be a little bit better in possession, a little bit better in that top third of the pitch to give ourselves opportunities to score goals and, in fairness, we didn’t really do that. We didn’t create enough clear cut chances in the time that we had.
“We had good possession and kept the ball for quite a long time, from our point of view, affording ourselves good opportunities to get ourselves not only back into the game, but we felt that if we got a goal at a decent point in the second half then I thought we would go on and get a second.
“Credit to them [Burton], they have come out and won the game, no complaints about that but it is our job to cause them problems. I just didn’t feel that we caused them enough problems today.”
The Brewers leapfrogged Forest into 18th place in the Championship with Saturday’s victory. The Brewers will be looking to build on their six-game unbeaten run when they host Brentford on March 18.