Date: 30th January 2018 at 11:48pm
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Following yesterday’s clash between Nottingham Forest and Preston North End, here are the instant reactions from both managers.

Nottingham Forest hosted Preston North End at the City Ground for a 7.45pm kick off on Tuesday January 30, with the visitors taking a comprehensive three nil victory.

Goals from Billy Bodin just after the half hour mark, Tom Barkhuizen on the hour mark and then a late Daniel Johnson penalty in the 83rd minute tied up the points for Preston.

Whilst Preston took their first win at the City Ground in 15 years, Forest will feel hard done by as they had the better chances early on but couldn’t capitalise with efforts that fell to Apostolos Vellios.

Teams:

Nottm Forest:

Smith, Darikwa, Worrall, Mancienne, Fox, Vaughan, Osborn, Cash, Dowell, McKay (Brereton 62), Vellios (Ward 77).

Substitutes:

Lichaj, Mills, Clough, Henderson, Bouchalakis.

Preston:

Rudd, Fisher, Clarke, Huntington, Earl, Pearson (Moult 85), Gallagher (Johnson 80), Bodin, Browne, Barkhuizen, Robinson (Horgan 88).

Substitutes:

Harrop, Woods, Spurr, Maxwell.

Speaking to the BBC’s cameras a short time after match day referee Geoff Eltringham blew the final whistle, Nottingham Forest manager Aitor Karanka explained.

‘I feel embarrassed, I can understand the people today who left before the finish of the game. It’s been a poor game, a poor performance but we have to keep going and feel confident. In the second half we looked like a team without soul, without spirit, and it’s unbelievable that 10 days ago we played against Wolves in that way.’

Preston North End manager Alex Neil in his comparative interview explained.

‘I thought it was a really good performance from Billy. I think for him, when a lad moves club, particularly from one part of the country to another, there’s a lot of upheaval. He’s moving his life, he’d moving home, he’s coming away from his girlfriend or his parents and there’s a lot of things to get in order, and it’s like anything else, if you’re not settled off the pitch then on the pitch you don’t do as well as you usually would. Jordan came to the game, he watched the game from the stands. I had a chat with him before the game and said to him I’m removing you from the team because I think at this moment in time your mind’s not going to be on the game as much as we require it to be.’

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