Report: Nottingham Forest 1-0 Bristol City
Posted: Saturday, January 21st 2017
Saturday, January 21st 2017
Lee Johnson felt City did enough to deserve at least a point in defeat at Nottingham Forest.
For the eighth successive Sky Bet Championship fixture, Johnson saw his side beaten by a single goal margin as Ben Osborn’s spectacular 67th-minute free kick decided a tight game in favour of the managerless hosts.
City applied plenty of late pressure, but were unable to salvage a result and now sit just two points above the relegation places.
“I think we did enough to at least take a point – maybe even win the game,” Johnson told Bristol City Player HD.
“We had two or three good chances in the second half and a lot of applied pressure, but we’ve been undone by giving a poor foul away and a fantastic strike.
“In the first half we weren’t sharp enough. Could you use the journey and the game on Tuesday as an excuse? Probably not.
“I made two enforced substitutions at half-time. In the second half, if you take the goal out of it, the lads have given it a go.
“I think our fans felt we were giving it a go to get that goal, but on the day we didn’t have the quality to finish.
“We just have to take it on the chin, but we’ve got to do something and we’ve got to do something quickly.”
Gary O’Neil and Mark Little were the men sacrificed at the interval – both due to injury.
“Gary O’Neil has hurt his groin and thinks he will be out for a couple of weeks minimum,” Johnson explained. “Mark Little’s is a hamstring injury.
“We don’t know how long he’ll be out but there aren’t too many options in that right-back berth now.”
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