Nottingham Forest boosted their automatic promotion hopes as they produced one of the comfortable football scores of the weekend in the Championship. Keinan Davis opened the scoring in the fifth minute before Scott McKenna sealed the three points in the 79th minute. Brice Samba was forced into two saves as it was not plain sailing. It was their fifth consecutive league win as they moved up to third place on the league table.
Nottingham Forest’s Steve Cooper: “We have to go to Luton and not look any further beyond that. We have the chance now to recharge and go into another two games in four days. We will not look any further than Luton. I will not look at anything else. We will focus on the things we are in control of. Our recovery, our preparation, and our performance against Luton. The rest of it is just motivation, that is all. We keep our heads down, we work hard and we prepare for another game next weekend.”
Birmingham’s Lee Bowyer: “If you take the goal away, we were the better side in the first half. We asked a lot of questions of them, but we just lacked a little quality. That was the difference on the day. Once they got the second goal it was game over. But until that went in, we kept pushing, we kept trying. But the difference was that they had more quality than we did. That is what wins you games. For much of the season, we have had the same problem. We fought well, we gave them problems – but it is just that final bit. Our problem has always been that quality in the final third. That is something that we have to keep working on.”
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