Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Karl Darlow has told Forest Player he was pleased to see The Reds tighten up in defence during last night’s 1-1 draw at Charlton Athletic.After shipping ten goals in their five matches before the clean sheet against Derby County, Darlow admits he is relieved to be part of a firmer defensive unit once more and had praise for one teammate in particular.
He said: “We seem to be getting back to ourselves now and the lads are certainly closing down more and getting their blocks in. We have been conceding far too many goals of late so we knew we had to tighten up at the back.
“We’re disappointed with the goal we let in but they pushed us really hard tonight so we’re happy to take a point. Danny Collins has done really well in place of Kelvin Wilson and it just shows how important the whole squad is because anyone can come into the side and perform.”
Last night’s point represents a fifth straight league game without defeat for The Reds and the number one says that the squad are taking confidence from each point they get on the board.
He said: “Everyone gives us a really difficult game in this league and we always have to be alert. That is five matches unbeaten for us now so we’re just hoping to keep building on our good run.
“It doesn’t seem to matter who we play at the moment, every game seems to be a tough one. But that only helps to prepare us for the next match and means that we are always well set to pick up another positive result.”
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