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Darlow's Delight At Owls Shutout

8 December 2013

Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Karl Darlow says he was thrilled to keep a clean sheet in the 1-0 win at Sheffield Wednesday.

The Owls threw everything towards Darlow’s goal in the second half after Simon Cox had given Forest the lead but the Reds stopper was pleased to keep Stuart Gray’s side at bay.

He told Forest Player after the game: “We work hard all week on trying to stop the opposition so it is nice to see that pay off this afternoon. They kept putting the ball into the box but the lads managed to get a head on everything.

“The back four have chopped and changed over the last few weeks due to injuries and suspensions so hopefully now we can get settled and start keeping plenty more clean sheets.”

Wednesday drew in their biggest home crowd of the season but, thanks to the help of 4,000-plus Forest supporters behind Darlow’s goal, The Reds were able to keep them out and take maximum points away from Hillsborough.

He said: “We knew we’d be in for a tough game today because both their team and their crowd were up for it. Coxy’s goal was perfectly timed at the start of the second half and we did well to shut them out after that.

“It was great to have the Forest fans behind my goal in the second half. They were much louder than the Sheffield Wednesday supporters and they really helped us to get the three points this afternoon.”

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