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Ben Pearson: ‘We Can Take The Positives’

8 March 2016

PNE midfielder Ben Pearson admitted his frustration to PNE PlayerHD following the 1-0 defeat to Forest, but believed North End should focus on the positives.

The visitors were arguably the better side for large parts of the encounter, only for Forest to take home the spoils thanks to Nelson Oliveira’s goal mid-way through the first-half, seeing the hosts to a 1-0 win.

North End threatened on numerous occasions, notably through Jordan Hugill and Adam Reach, both of whom were denied brilliantly by Forest’s goalkeeper Dorus De Vries.

However, the fact the Lilywhites showed their quality didn’t soften the blow for Pearson, but the former Man United man acknowledged the performance was something to be upbeat about.

“Everyone is frustrated – the disappointment is more because we know we could have at least got a point, if not won it,” told Pearson to PNE Player HD after the game.

“They were dangerous on the counter and that’s how we’ve conceded – we created chances from it so we can take positives from the defeat.

“He [Forest’s goalkeeper De Vries] made some unbelievable saves - that’s what adds to the frustration because we know we could have got something from the game.”

On his own personal performance, he added: “I enjoyed it - I’ve had to wait a few weeks to get back in – the suspension didn’t help as that halted my progress.

“It’s all about biding your time and waiting for your chance and when you do get it, you’ve got to take it.”

For more reaction from Pearson as well as the views from Simon Grayson, Head to PNE PlayerHD here.

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