Michael Dawson has asked the Nottingham Forest side to improve ahead of the new season. He says they have enough time to further get their acts together in the pre-season. Nottingham Forest played a 2-2 draw with Oldham Athletic in their recent pre-season fixture, and it seems to have left Dawson frustrated.

The defender said the team did not reach their usual height in the game played at Boundary Park. The Reds dominated the game from early on but they were not sharp to take advantages of all their opportunities. They scored first but started to relax while their opponents grew stronger.

Oldham scored and went 2-1 but Lewis Grabban’s first goal was enough to ensure both sides content with the scoreline.

Dawson said there is always disappointment with such results especially as the team did not reach the heights expected of them. He added that if the team had scored more goals when they had the opportunity then the game could have ended differently. At the end he deemed the game “another good workout.”

Oldham were probably not expected to put up as much fight as they did. Forest had a good run in Spain, playing Lincoln Red Imps, Real Betis and Malaga. Dawson said the game against Oldham was different from those against the Spanish teams as they were possession inclined and had a clear pattern of play while the local opponents were physically gifted and won duels.

Dawson wants the team to improve and get to where they want to be. They are set to face Scunthorpe United on Wednesday.

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