Warnock sympathises with Forest

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Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock expressed sympathy for Nottingham Forest after his side made it seven points from three games with a 2-0 win at the City Ground.

Victory for Palace left Forest fixed to the bottom of the Coca-Cola Championship and looking back on six defeats in seven games, but Warnock has no doubt they will get out of their predicament.

"I feel sorry for Forest, their fans and manager Colin Calderwood because they need something to drop for them at the moment and it's not happening," he said.

"But I thought the players were superb - and so too were the fans.

"In some ways it was our poorest away performance of the season because we could easily have won the others as well, but you could say we were quite professional about it.

"Having said that, half-time could not come quickly enough because Forest put so much effort into the first half and had their chances. But we managed to sort it out at half-time and it went our way in the end.

"It's been a good week for us after a poor start to the season. But you only find out about your team when you are not doing well. We have had to ask a few questions in the last 14 days."

The questions are now being posed at Forest, who in addition to their winless streak have not scored a goal in their last four games.

Forest boss Calderwood admitted: "We had plenty of chances in the first half but Palace controlled it more in the second with their know-how and experience.

"I still have no doubts we'll get out of the bottom three. No disrespect to Neil but it's easy for opposition managers to praise us after they've taken points off us."

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