|Geoff78 added 10:12 - Nov 5|
Oh dear! I know it's a feeble excuse but they did look tired after two very demanding games. Holloway had talked of making changes and maybe should have made more than just Lynch for Cousins. Our midfield trio have deservedly won plaudits this season but perhaps Manning deserved a run out. Luongo in particular has worked his socks off this season and although Freeman is our most creative player he is running into more and more cul de sacs in his desperation to get onto his left foot. Also have to say Warburton had done his homework. Forest, clearly a decent team, especially on the break, consistently played balls behind the wing backs who were too often caught up field. Baptiste has been a revelation but when forced to cover the right back position his lack of pace was horribly exposed, as it had been for Wolves goal last week. Washington hardly got a look in and although Smith added a bit of forward strength in the second half it was only marginal. For the first time this season Rs ran out of spirit in the second half.