Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies praised the ‘total dominance’ of his side in this afternoon’s draw with Burnley at The City Ground.The Reds fell behind to the league leaders after Sam Vokes converted a 28th-minute penalty, but they fought back strongly and deservedly levelled through Simon Cox three minutes before the break.
Burnley were pushed back in the second half and although Forest were unable to find a winner, the Reds boss was delighted with his side’s showing against the table-toppers.
He said: “I’m sure everyone who watched the game would agree that we were totally dominant. We played fantastic football, were tactically excellent and nullified the league leaders.
“The whole team performance was superb and I really am delighted. I thought it was a travesty that we didn’t take all three points and I’m sure Burnley will be relieved to get out of here with a draw.”
Forest turned in a strong performance despite missing four key players but the manager had nothing but praise for his centre backs, Jack Hobbs and Man of the Match Jamaal Lascelles, who kept the dangerous Burnley frontline quiet for 90 minutes.
He said: “Jack hasn’t trained all week after picking up a virus. I asked him to go out there and give us what he had and I thought he was exceptional. Jamaal was excellent today and played with a lot of confidence.
“To do what we’ve done today without Collins, Wilson, Vaughan and Reid was magnificent and as a manager I’m thrilled with the display.
“I’m very pleased with the direction we’re going in and there are plenty of positives to build on.”