Forest manager Sean O’Driscoll felt the fact his side notched first in this afternoon’s win over Burnley gave them the confidence to see the game out.Second half goals from strike partners Dexter Blackstock and Billy Sharp handed The Reds a priceless 2-0 win at The City Ground.
O’Driscoll said: “I thought we were a bit nervy to start with – a bit tentative. But we stopped them doing what they wanted to. Lewis McGugan came in to stop Brian Stock who is who they look to when they’re starting attacks.
“It was always going to be tight but this week we scored the first goal and that gave us confidence – once you get one it feels as though you can run a bit quicker, jump a bit higher and track a bit further.
“When all that came together we looked like a team who thought they could win the game and two great finishes, some good saves and some terrific performances off the bench all contributed to what was, all in all, a really good performance.
“Our game plan last week was exactly the same as this week’s. We were prepared and when it works people think you’re a genius but when it doesn’t, you have to take the stick!”