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 Turf Moor.

Last Updated: 02/04/13 at 11:52 Post Comment

Billy Davies: Not impressed by performance at Burnley

Billy Davies: Not impressed by performance at Burnley

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

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 days 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."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

H

ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

feed the bear
Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

Footer 365

Middlesbrough 0-2 Norwich: Cameron Jerome and Nathan Redmond strike as Canaries seal immediate return to Premier League

Norwich City gained promotion to the Premier League with a 2-0 victory over Middlesbrough in the Championship play-off final at Wembley.

Yaya Toure will stay at Manchester City, insists agent Dimitri Seluk

Yaya Toure will stay at Manchester City, according to his agent.

UEFA chief Michel Platini says it would be good for football if Sepp Blatter loses FIFA election

Michel Platini is backing Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan in Friday’s FIFA presidential election.

Mail Box

Can We Combine Danny And Theo?

The finishing of Theo Walcott and the hold-up play of Danny Welbeck would be just perfect. Plus, lots of Brendan Rodgers, some Big Sam and all hail Degsy...

Only One Real Manager Of The Year

Winning the Premier League with the best squad in the Premier League is only par; Ronald Koeman did a whole lot better. Plus, the last word on Raheem and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company