Davies - We Quite Simply Didn't Turn Up
The old cliche about there being no easy games in the Championship was well and truly rammed home on Saturday, when Nottingham Forest succumbed to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of a rejuvenated Yeovil.
Before this game, the Glovers were propping up the Championship table, rooted firmly in bottom place and without a single win at home all season. Contrastingly, Forest were sitting pretty in 4th place and looking very much a top 6 side. Reds' boss Billy Davies admitted that his side failed to turn up in the first half, but even with the lions share of the play in the second period and a shed load of chances to go with it, his team couldn't find a way through a stubborn Yeovil defence and a magnificent goalkeeping performance by on loan Wolves keeper Wayne Hennessey.
Billy Davies told the BBC. 'I was surprised that was Yeovil's first home win because in the first 45 minutes their appetite was good, their attitude was good and we quite simply didn't turn up. Having said that, at 1-0 you can't afford to miss penalties and that was without doubt a big turning point. I think they deserved to be in front at half time, and second half I thought Hennessey was excellent and deserved his man of the match. In the Championship the blue sky doesn't exist every weekend, there are dark clouds and there will be difficult days ahead with ups and downs, bumps and bruises.'
This was only the second defeat of the season for Forest, but it should act as a wake up call to everyone at the club with aspirations of continuing the good start to this campaign. If the need for a goal scoring striker wasn't known before this game, then it sure as hell is after. Davies will have seen his side register a total of 27 attempts on goal, with only one of them finding the net. You need a goal scorer Billy and you need one now.