Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies declared himself ‘proud’ of his team’s performance after watching The Reds beat Brighton 3-1 at The AMEX Stadium this evening.Andrew Crofts had given The Seagulls the lead in the first half but Darius Henderson and Henri Lansbury (two) secured all three points for the visitors, an outcome their manager was understandably delighted with.
The Reds’ boss said: “I think the players did us proud, We showed tremendous resilience. Their keeper pulled off three or four fantastic saves and Brighton scored from a break which I think was really unjustified at that point.
“To go behind was a major disappointment but I said to the players at half-time “stay calm and keep believing in what you’re doing”, because there wasn’t too much wrong in the first 45 minutes.
“We were magnificent in the second half. We scored some tremendous goals, I thought the substitutes worked their socks off and overall it’s a fantastic three points.”
Forest were backed by over 1,800 visiting supporters in Sussex and the manager reserved special praise for the travelling contingent, saying: “The fans also did us proud. The spirit in the Forest end was fantastic - great energy. Thank you very much from everyone here.”