Forest boss Davies apologises
Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies apologised to the fans
for his side’s tired performance in the 1-1 draw against Burnley at
A Lewis McGugan penalty in injury time saved the day for Forest
after Kevin Long had collided with Henri Lansbury in the box.
Junior Stanislas’ second-half goal had looked to be enough for
the Clarets in a contest between two tired teams.
The busy Easter fixture list had forced Davies to make six
changes from the side that snatched a last-minute point against
Brighton on Saturday.
Davies told the club’s website: “I have to apologise to our fans
for having to watch that type of football. It wasn’t a good game –
there’s no doubt that we didn’t play at the tempo or quality we
expect of our players.
“Having said that, Burnley had an extra 24 hours and we were
forced into making changes because of that. Sam Hutchinson wasn’t
in good condition after playing his first game in six months
against Brighton and Adlene Guedioura had concussion.
“We also tried to freshen up the two strikers because two games
in three games is very difficult. All six were forced changes
because of the small gap between the two matches.
“I felt quite confident that we would get something, even at the
end. This team never gives in, as was proved again today.
“Turf Moor is a very difficult place to come and it’s pleasing
to go away with a point.”