Luhukay bemoans ‘disappointing defeat’

Jos Luhukay was left extremely disappointed as Wednesday’s unbeaten four-game run came to an end in a 2-1 defeat at Forest on Wednesday evening.

A late deflected goal from Steven Fletcher gave a glimmer of hope but that was one of our few efforts on target in a largely weak-looking performance that sees us drop to 13th in the table.

Luhukay said afterwards: “It is a disappointing result and I think Forest deserved the three points.

“We could not come to our own game and didn’t create enough chances. At 2-1 we had left it too late to force a second goal.

“We have been gaining positive results but today we were not good enough on the ball and that was costly for us. We did not find any rhythm or intensity and without that, any team will struggle.”

He added: “We were very poor on the ball. We had no passing. No combinations. No real chances. We were not there in the last 30 metres. How can you score a goal when you have no chances?”

Wednesday had the ball in the net on 20 minutes but Atdhe Nuhiu’s header was ruled out for offside and Forest looked the more likely side to take the lead in the first half, eventually achieving the breakthrough just before half-time when Lewis Grabban headed home Ben Osborn’s excellent free kick.

Nuhiu failed to capitalise when he broke through soon after half-time and we paid for the missed opportunity, Forest making it 2-o on 63 minutes when Joao Carvalho fired home.

Any hope of a Wednesday comeback never materialised and, although Fletcher struck on 87 minutes, it was no more than a consolation.

Wildsmith, Baker, Lees, Thorniley (Pudil 73), Fox, Matias, Bannan, Onomah, Reach, Nuhiu, Joao (Fletcher 71).


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