Captain Smithies on the 3-0 home defeat to Forest
Alex Smithies described Town’s performance in the 3-0 home defeat to Nottingham Forest as ‘lacklustre’ – but felt the scoreline was a little harsh on the Terriers.
“I don’t feel like we were outclassed by them, although they are a good team and will be hoping to go up this season. We let ourselves down by conceding three poor goals, which I can’t legislate for. They’ve scored three, but I didn’t think it was a 3-0 game,” Alex told htafc.com.
“The second goal killed the game. Even when we conceded the first I still felt like we were on top and that continued, so if we could take a chance I fancied we could go on and win it. Unfortunately they scored the second due to sloppy play from us and that put us out of the game.
“We were a bit lacklustre; sloppy when it counted in our box and we didn’t take our chances at the other end.”
Smithies is grateful that Town’s next game comes so quickly in the form of Saturday’s away trip to Birmingham City.
“We’ll go to Birmingham owing them one, because our home defeat to them was probably one of the worst performances of the season. We have good memories of beating them at St. Andrew’s last season and we’ll go there with confidence.
“It’s a big game now, because we want to bounce back. Generally we’ve been good this season and I don’t think we need to do anything drastic; just tidy up in a few places and take our chances when they come. Luckily the next game comes in a few days, so we can get back out there and put things right.”