Nottingham Forest manager Sabri Lamouchi was left delighted with his side’s reaction to going behind as they secured a valuable point on the road with a 1-1 draw against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park. 

Sabri Lamouchi has claimed that after his side’s performance in the first-half, he felt they ‘could’ve had more’ than just the one point.

The Reds could’ve been ahead inside the opening minute at Ewood Park. However, Lolley’s near-post effort from Lewis Grabban’s centre was deflected agonisingly wide.

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In this case, that was one of the best chances of a largely dull first-half which lacked quality. The Reds frustrated the hosts to very few chances and would’ve fancied their chances of going on to secure all three points in the second-half.

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After the game, Lamouchi shared how he went from thinking his team could go on to secure all three points to then being satisfied with a point.

‘Could’ve had more’

“It’s a good point in the end but after the first-half I was thinking we could’ve had more,” Lamouchi told the Nottingham Post.

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“We created a couple of chances at the very start of the game but by the end, I think it was a good result.

“We introduced Tiago (Silva) and João (Carvalho) onto the pitch to try and keep the ball a little bit more but it didn’t quite happen for us.”

It was a largely forgettable game for the 12,521-crowd in attendance at Ewood Park. However, the 1,138 away supporters will have travelled home satisfied that their side’s unbeaten run has been extended to nine games in the Championship.

It seems as though the long-term issues that the Reds have had on their travels may now be over. Even without Michael Dawson, they produced another resolute performance and stood firm when under pressure.

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They have the opportunity to back this point up with three points against Brentford on Saturday. The Reds return to the City Ground knowing that a win would see them in a good position heading into the next international break.

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