Individual errors cost us, admits Russell Martin

11th December
First team
Nottingham Forest home Russell Martin 4

Russell Martin felt Swansea City paid the price for individual errors in their home defeat to Nottingham Forest.

The visitors ran out 4-1 victors at the Stadium, with all five goals in the game coming after the break.

Philip Zinckernagel and Lewis Grabban struck twice within three second-half minutes, before Joel Piroe – who had missed a glorious chance to open the scoring in the first-half - volleyed home to reduce the deficit.

But Brennan Johnson restored Forest’s two-goal advantage when he pounced on Ben Hamer’s parried save from Jordi Osei-Tutu’s tame show.

Forest added further gloss on their win with sub Cafu driving home in stoppage time, with Martin admitting he was disappointed with the result but not his team’s performance.

Nottingham Forest home Joel Piroe

“Obviously we are really disappointed to lose by that scoreline,” said the Swans boss. “We had the better chances and should have been one or two up by half-time.

“Joel missed an open goal, and we’ve been punished our errors. If you look at the goals we’ve conceded, that’s obvious. In those five minutes (after the break) we were not us. We worked so hard to get back into the game, but another individual error cost us.

“I’m disappointed with the scoreline, but not the performance.

“In the last three games we have created more than what we have all season. If we cut out the individual mistakes, then we’ll be fine.”