Nottingham Forest legend Garry Birtles has said he loved seeing Felipe and Serge Aurier arguing with each other last night.

The Reds ended a long winless run with a brilliant 3-1 victory over Brighton at the City Ground.

Pascal Gross scored an own goal, with Danilo and Morgan Gibbs-White also getting their names on the score sheet.

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Forest showed fight and determination throughout the game. They rolled up their sleeves and showed a willingness to claim three points.

A flashpoint happened in the second half when Serge Aurier and Felipe appeared to have a heated discussion.

It was all to do with who had left a Brighton player onside, sitting deeper than originally intended.

This was nothing out of the ordinary and was merely a couple of players showing some togetherness and some passion.

Birtles doesn’t have a major problem with the antics of Aurier and Felipe, claiming he actually likes it.

He told the Garibaldi Red Podcast: “I love it. Absolutely. I think now the fans appreciate it as well.

“They can see the desire and the willingness to want to win at any cost. To give your teammate a rollicking if they need it, sometimes it can make you roll your sleeves up and I think it can really help.”

Birtles enjoyed seeing Forest duo arguing

The club legend does make a good point. Clearly, Aurier and Felipe care deeply about the football club and it was all smiles at the end.

As long as these spats don’t extend too long, sometimes they can be just what the doctor has ordered.

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Forest need players who care about the club. On several occasions last night, Felipe and Aurier stuck their bodies on the line and showed that they were up for the fight.

The pair will remain on the same page. Both members of the squad are leaders and Forest need both of them to stay fit for the next five games.

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