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Nottingham Forest defender Danny Fox claims he can’t understand why there has been criticism for the way Aitor Karanka’s side have started the season.
The Reds had won just one of their opening seven league games, although they did draw five, until back-to-back wins in their past two games lifted them to within touching distance of the top six.
As well as that, Forest have progressed to the fourth round of the League Cup after three victories so far this season in that competition.
And, Fox told the Nottingham Post that the side deserve more credit for how they’ve begun the season after a summer of major changes.
“The perception seems to be that we have not had a very good start. That baffles me, to be honest – because we have lost one game in 12 so far this season.”
“I know a lot of them have been draws. But it shows the value of consistency because, while we were not always winning enough, we were also not getting beaten.”
The 32-year-old also called on people to have a different outlook when assessing the progress made in this campaign.
Forest are looking for a fourth successive win in all competitions when they travel to Blackburn later this afternoon.
This seems slightly over the top from Fox. There was criticism because people think Forest have a very talented squad that can compete for automatic promotion.
Therefore, one win in seven to start the season is not good enough, no matter if they only lost once in the same time, so it was justified to an extent at that time.
However, where he does have a point is that they are hard to beat and clearly Karanka needs time after a busy summer. Now, they are starting to understand each other as a team and there are reasons to be positive.
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