Nottingham Forest took another step towards the playoff places as they produced one of the comfortable football scores of the weekend in the Championship. Brennan Johnson scored his sixth goal in eight games in the 38th minute before James Garner doubled their lead in the 55th minute. The win took them within three points of the playoff places.
Nottingham Forest’s Steve Cooper: “I had a conversation with Brennan after Tuesday night (following the 0-0 draw at Preston) and it was good to see him get back to what he’s brilliant at – getting down the sides and being really creative. He’s also scoring goals now and, at that top end of the pitch, for all the ability we’ve got, there has to be an end product as well. He has that now with his assists and goals and we’ve got to keep pushing him on that.”
Bristol City’s Nigel Pearson: “The players were second best in all departments and we were miles off the pace. We made bad decisions defensively and couldn’t pass the ball in midfield in the areas that we wanted to and the forwards aren’t magicians – they can’t conjure something up from anything, so that’s why we ended up with nothing. We also made too many mistakes. They didn’t have to be at their best to beat us, because too many of our players had an off day. When players make individual errors, it affects their confidence and that of the rest of the team.”
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