Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies was delighted with the impact made by his substitutes in this afternoon’s 3-1 win over Wolves at The City Ground.Lewis McGugan, Greg Halford and Guy Moussi all came on and impressed as The Scot’s men claimed an impressive fifth win on the bounce to jump into the play-off places.
Henri Lansbury’s second of the afternoon put The Reds ahead to dismiss Matt Doherty’s earlier equaliser, and after Stephen Ward was red–carded for blocking the run of makeshift target man Halford, McGugan scored his second in as many games to put the result well beyond doubt.
And Davies was delighted with the contribution made by the trio.
He said: “We took a risk in starting Dexter Blackstock because he was struggling with a slight hamstring injury and unfortunately we had to take him off. We also forced Billy Sharp on to the bench even though he hadn’t fully recovered from his chest infection.
“We only wanted to use him for 20 minutes or so at the most so we couldn’t have put him on when Dexter came off.
“That no doubt affected our play but I thought the substitutes were top class for us – the Moose was on there looking back to his best, McGugan came on and did what he does best and then there was super striker Halford.
“We scored some wonderful goals and it’s an important three points for us.”