Jack Hobbs on Nottingham Forest’s performance against Brentford

Nottingham Forest played out a 2-2 draw with Brentford at Griffin Park in the Championship on Monday.

Nottingham Forest defender Jack Hobbs has highlighted on the club’s official website a key reason why his side failed to win against Brentford on Monday.

Forest let slip a two-goal lead to conceded twice in the final 10 minutes of the Championship encounter at Griffin Park to play out a 2-2 draw.

“We came under a lot of pressure and we didn’t quite hold on to the ball as well as we should have,” the 26-year-old told Forest’s official website.

“Saying that, I thought we defended really well. There were a lot of important blocks, good tackles and disciplined performances - especially from the lads in midfield, who covered a lot of distance. “

Hobbs’s analysis of Forest’s game is spot on, as proved by the Opta Stats table below.

  Ball RecoveryTouchesUnsuccessful TouchPossession PercentagePoss Lost
Forest 63 429 12 26% 143
Brentford 58 779 19 73% 161

Forest had just 26% of the possession, and that is a key reason why Brentford could press on for the entire 90 minutes.

Had the Reds been able to hold onto the ball better or recovered possession better, then they could have won the contest.

Interestingly, Dougie Freedman’s side recovered the ball more times than Brentford did, and they also had fewer unsuccessful touches than their hosts.

Forest are currently ninth in the Championship table with 58 points from 41 matches, 13 points behind sixth-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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