Forest manager Sean O’Driscoll declared himself delighted with his side’s point against East Midlands rivals Leicester City this afternoon.A second half Simon Cox penalty, The Reds’ first for 14 months, earned his side a draw after they had gone into the break 2-1 down.
O’Driscoll said: “I’m delighted with a point but you can put the performance in the bin for me.
“We got out of jail, but on a positive note we gave ourselves a chance. Our ‘keeper made a save, people were following balls which they could have given up on, so we were always in there with an opportunity.
“16 games in and that’s the first time we’ve come off the pitch knowing we haven’t deserved anything. But we’ve got to take the positives and try to replicate our performance against Middlesbrough against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.”
The referee’s decision to award Forest a 67th minute penalty - when Zak Whitbread was adjudged to have fouled Billy Sharp in the area - was a controversial one and The Reds’ boss admitted his side were fortunate to get it.
O’Driscoll said: “It was a bit of a surprise when he gave it but I’m on the side of referees. I complain about them, I write reports on them but I am actually on their side because they have a difficult job.
“But I’m not going to sprint on the pitch, tell him he’s got it wrong and ask Simon to blast it over the bar.
“Everyone in this division will moan about poor decisions not going their way, but when they do you tend not to mention them as much. But, in the context of the game, it was a big piece of luck for us.”