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Adkins frustrated after loss at Forest

23 August 2014

Boss reflects on away loss

Manager Nigel Adkins was left unhappy with our defending in the defeat away to League leaders Nottingham Forest.

The home side ran out 4-0 winners, and Adkins was left to rue some indifferent defending that cost us the chance to get anything from the game.

We had 52% possession and particularly in the first half we were in the game for decent periods, but the boss said, "The four goals we conceded were poor.

"I thought we were doing OK in the first half, we'd talked before the game about the threat of Antonio at the back post but we didn't deal with it.

"And right after half time there's another goal - we've got to deal with that.

"So those goals changed the complexion of the game, Forest have a feelgood factor at the moment and they got up a head of steam. Then the third goal we should have dealt with.

"Yes we've got a young side but we made poor mistakes for the goals and when you look at the goals, senior players have held their hands up after the game."

18-year-old Aaron Kuhl made a very good impression on his full debut, looking composed and comfortable in the hurly-burly of the Championship.

The boss said, "I thought he had a super game. He's captained the 18s and 21s, today's he's played the full 90 minutes in the Championship, always wanting the ball. He's got a very bright future, and there's so many youngsters we've got onto the pitch.

"Today's a great learning experience for the young lads - but I can't get away from the fact we've conceded, poor, poor goals."

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