Alex McLeish was disappointed that his side didn’t take all three points from their trip to Pride Park this afternoon.Chris Cohen had given The Reds a first half lead but Jamie Ward was on hand to level the scores after the break.
And, despite a threatening second half Forest display, the game ended 1-1.
McLeish said: “I’m disappointed that we didn’t get the three points.
“We started a little bit slowly, Derby got out the traps, pressed us and played some nice intricate passing in midfield and got running at our defenders. But we settled into it and started to show some more composure.
“It was a rotten equaliser to concede. Of all the people to lose the ball in that position I didn’t think it would be Simon Gillett - it was unlike him. We had warned the players about the threat of Conor Sammon and his keenness to chase down lost causes. Obviously that one wasn’t a lost cause because it earned them a point.
“But I thought we would knick it in the last half hour because we looked very dangerous going forward.
“The players showed tremendous commitment until the final whistle and hopefully they are starting to believe in themselves a bit more.”