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A Stuttering Performance

1 October 2013

Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies has told Forest Player he was relieved to take a point from tonight’s 1-1 draw at Charlton Athletic.

Andy Reid’s 3rd-minute free-kick was cancelled out by Marvin Sordell and The Reds boss admitted he was happy to share the spoils against an Addicks side whose impressive performance belied their lowly league position.

He said: “I thought Charlton were superb this evening and in the end I am pleased to take a point. It was a stuttering performance tonight and in that respect, getting a result was important.

“Any point away from home is a good one and this is a particularly difficult place to come. You can forget about league positions because every team in this division will give us a tough game whether that is at home or away.”

The manager was unable to call upon the services of three of his key players but maintained that he was impressed with his side’s determination to get a positive result on a tough night in South London.

He said: “When you consider that we were missing vital players like Kelvin Wilson, Radi Majewski and Jamie Paterson and that Nathaniel Chalobah is still gaining match fitness, we have done well tonight.

“The performance is certainly not one that will live long in the memory but it is good to see us get a result when we haven’t been at our best.”

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