Sean O’Driscoll was encouraged by his side’s performance in this evening’s 0-0 draw at home to Blackburn Rovers.The Reds, who were missing key men Simon Cox and Dexter Blackstock, dominated the game and had chances to win, but Henri Lansbury and Billy Sharp couldn’t find the net.
The stalemate means Forest are now without a win in five games, but their display against a strong Blackburn side was a marked improvement on recent outings.
O’Driscoll said: “There were pockets in the first half where we did well, but then there were other times when we didn’t believe enough. If we want to play a certain way we’ve got to commit to it – don’t dip your toe in the water, dive in with both feet.
“I thought we did that in the second half. We carried our organisation, shape and discipline on from the Derby game – although I think we manipulated the ball better tonight.
“The performance was a notch above Sunday’s. We were organised, which you have to be in this division. We have to maintain that at Peterborough, which will be a different type of test.”