Nottingham Forest manager Sean O’Driscoll says he has already seen signs of an effective strike partnership developing between Dexter Blackstock and new boy Simon Cox.The pair started their first game together in last night’s 1-1 draw at Huddersfield, with Cox marking his full debut by opening his goal account for the club.
The Reds were only denied victory after conceding a penalty in the third minute of added time but O’Driscoll saw encouraging signs up front.
“We looked more of a threat throughout the game,” he said.
“Dexter and Simon look like they are going to forge a good partnership.
“The midfield functioned well as well and if anyone had said to me before the game we would have got that performance, regardless of the result, I would have taken it. I can’t be too disappointed.”
The Reds are now preparing for Friday’s Sky televised date with Bolton at The Reebok Stadium (kick-off 7.45pm).
“We’ve got a short turn-around,” O’Driscoll added.
“We’ll be trying to replicate what we did against Huddersfield which might mean that we change personnel or change the structure of the team but overall we want to perform like we did last night and do that consistently.”