Dougie Freedman highlights a major difference between Forest and Hull

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Nottingham Forest suffered a 1-0 defeat to Hull City at the City Ground in the Championship on Saturday.

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman has highlighted on the club’s official website a major difference his team and Hull City.

Forest played Hull at the City Ground in the Championship on Saturday afternoon and lost 1-0, thanks to a first-half strike from Abel Hernandez.

Over the course of the 90 minutes, the Reds, who finished the game with 10 men, had 45% of the possession, took 28 shots of which just eight were on target, and earned nine corners.

Meanwhile, visiting Hull, who got relegated from the Premier League at the end of last season, had 55% of the possession, took 15 shots of which eight were on target, and earned eight corners.

Following the game, Forest manager Freedman said that one of the main reasons why his side lost was due to the Premier League experience of some of the Hull players.

"They are Premier League players,” the Scot told Forest’s official website. “They got in the right holes and they blocked a few things up for us.

"But our commitment, our energy, our style - playing for the jersey - I cannot ask any more of my players.

"Did they give 110%? Yes they did. Did Hull have a little bit more nous? Yes they did, because they've played in the Premier League. That's something you can only gain from experience."

Forest are 14th in the Championship table at the moment with 12 points from 10 matches and are as many as six points behind sixth-place Burnley.

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