Sam Surridge has said that there were some nervy moments as Nottingham Forest edged closer to cementing their play-off place yesterday.

The 23-year-old scored his fifth goal for the Reds on the stroke of half-time and that proved to be the decisive moment in the game.

Forest faced a dogged Peterborough team. They knew that anything less than a win would see them slip into League One after a single season back in the Championship.

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With that in mind, Posh proved a tricky nut to crack. Forest couldn’t put the game to bed and ultimately they were forced to defend their slender advantage.

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Surridge is proving a useful addition to the Forest ranks and he clearly loves playing under Steve Cooper.

Following yesterday’s win, the striker claimed that there were some nervy moments and admitted Peterborough caused some problems.

He told the official website: “It was a hard-fought performance but I think we deserved to win.

“It was a bit scary at times. Brice made a couple of good saves but we also had some good chances to finish the game off.”

Surridge proving perfect for Forest

When he was added during the January transfer window, some Reds supporters were cynical given his lack of goalscoring credentials.

Surridge looks tailor-made for the Reds given how Forest play, however, and he’s scored five goals despite starting just three games in all competitions.

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Cooper looks like he might have hit the jackpot with Surridge and at 23, he could become a star for Forest in years to come.

There were some scary moments yesterday but Forest stood firm and another clean sheet proved the catalyst towards a massive win.

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