Nottingham Forest were held to a 1-1 draw by Preston North End at the City Ground in the Championship at the weekend.
It wasn’t a great performance from Sabri Lamouchi’s side, but it rounded off what has been a promising first month of the season. They once again showed that they have the character to come from behind to secure a result.
The Reds struggled to get a grip of the game, particularly in the first half. Alex Neil’s side deservedly took the lead just before half-time when Billy Bodin fired a low strike into the back of the net.
If it wasn’t for some smart saves from Brice Samba, the Reds could’ve found themselves with a mountain to climb at the break.
Ultimately, Albert Adomah was able to secure the Reds a hard-fought point late on.
‘It could’ve been three of four’
Speaking to the Nottingham Post after the game, North End goalscorer Bodin said: “On another day it could’ve been three of four. There were a few of us out of position.
“It could have been two or three and the lads are disappointed that we didn’t get in another goal ahead.
“It was a great feeling getting that first goal, but it’s a shame we didn’t go into the break two or three up.”
In this case, it isn’t the first time that the 27-year-old winger has caused the Reds problems at the City Ground.
He found the back of the net in Forest’s infamous 3-0 defeat to the Lilywhites in January 2018. It was one of the worst performances from the Reds in recent memory.
As a result of the performance, Aitor Karanka decided to make wholesale changes to his squad on Deadline Day.
The Reds now have a two-week break from action as players head off on international duty. Lamouchi will be keen to work with his squad on the training ground ahead of their next game against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.