Joey Barton comments on Nottingham Forest's tactics under Dougie Freedman

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Joey Barton believes Nottingham Forest are 'resolute' with Dougie Freedman at the helm.

Burnley midfielder Joey Barton has told talkSPORT that Nottingham Forest could have earned a point at Turf Moor on another day.

Barton and his Clarets team-mates earned a hard-fought win over Forest on Tuesday night, as Sam Vokes' close-range finish in the second half gave Burnley all three points.

The result means Burnley sit second in the Championship, just one point behind league leaders Hull City after a superb run of form under Sean Dyche, whilst Forest sit 12th, 12 points off the play-off places.

It was Forest's first away defeat since losing 2-1 to Brentford back in November, and whilst such a run ending is a blow for Dougie Freedman's men, there was no shame in losing to such a strong Burnley side.

Now, Clarets midfielder Barton has spoken to talkSPORT about the game, and focused on the resolute nature of Freedman's Forest side.

Barton noted that he was impressed with Forest's recent unbeaten run away from home, but stated that their game plan of sitting deep and counter-attacking didn't work, because Burnley eventually did manage to break them down and kept a clean sheet too.

The midfielder did though suggest that, on another day, Forest could have taken a point, and Burnley were somewhat lucky that striker Vokes is in great goalscoring form.

"I think somebody told me that Forest were unbeaten away from home since November, so I think Dougie's got them really resolute," said Barton. "They came with a game plan, which was to get behind the ball and catch us on the counter-attack, but it didn't work for them because we got the three points. On another day, they probably could have got a point, and we were lucky that big Sam Vokes has hit a bit of form and started scoring goals, and we managed to get the three points," he added.

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