Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies was thrilled to take the derby day spoils after The Reds’ 1-0 win over Derby County this afternoon.Jack Hobbs ensured the Forest fans will have the East Midlands bragging rights with a first-half header and the boss was delighted with the win and the clean sheet.
He said: “Derby matches are always tense affairs but it is a fantastic three points. Tactically and defensively we were excellent and we’re delighted with the clean sheet.
“We missed some big players today, the likes of Kelvin, Nathaniel and Jamie but the players stepped up really well and deserved their win.”
Darius Henderson saw his second-half penalty saved by Derby goalkeeper Lee Grant and The Reds manager insists his side could have stretched their lead even further.
He said: “If we were more clinical we could have won by more. We were unfortunate to miss the penalty but that’s how it goes.
The majority of the 28,276-strong crowd at The City Ground were jubilant at the final whistle and the manager was pleased to see chairman and owner Fawaz Al Hasawi parading the Brian Clough trophy in front of The Reds faithful.
He said: “Derby have had the bragging rights over the past few years. Now it is time that our fans had them and they should go and enjoy it now.
“The chairman is really excited and it is great to see him enjoying the win. He has been involved in a few of these games and been on the losing side so today is a day for him and the supporters.”