Sean O’Driscoll refused to get too carried away after seeing his Nottingham Forest side break into the Championship’s top six by thumping Barnsley at Oakwell.The Reds are now sixth after extending their unbeaten run to five matches with an impressive 4-1 win.
They came from behind to record their third win in four games with goals from Greg Halford, Simon Cox, Chris Cohen and Jermaine Jenas.
But boss O’Driscoll told us: “We’re still forming and this is a long season. There’s no point peaking now and going downhill for the rest of the season.
“We’ve got a week now until the Millwall game to make sure we build on this.
“We keep telling the players that we can talk all we want about what we want to do but it’s the way we behave that will determine what we can achieve.”
Former Forest striker Marlon Harewood gave Barnsley the lead but Forest came storming back with three goals in 10 first half minutes.
O’Driscoll added: “I said the same to the players at half-time when we were 3-1 up as I would have done if we were 1-0 down, 1-1 or 2-1 up.
“We had showed that we have good players but I was a little bit unhappy with the team, our organisation.
“But I thought we did both in the second half – showed we have good players and we’re a good team, so credit to the players.
“I’m pleased by the fact that we look like a team that can learn from situations.
“Half-time helped us because we put one or two things right and looked much better in the second half.”