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18 September 2013

Nottingham Forest striker Matt Derbyshire has told Forest Player he was pleased with his contribution in last night’s 2-2 draw with Middlesbrough.

With The Reds trailing 2-0, Derbyshire’s 69th-minute header halved the deficit and got The City Ground rocking before fellow substitute Darius Henderson stabbed home a late equaliser.

And the front man said he was delighted to help the team achieve a positive result: “It is always nice to come on, be a part of the Nottingham Forest team and help the boys get points on the board.

“We showed fantastic character to come from 2-0 down to take a point so we’re pleased with that.”

Derbyshire had already bagged two goals in the Capital One Cup this season but his strike against The Teessiders was his first league goal of the campaign.

And although he was happy to register his name on the scoresheet for a third time this season, the 27 year old insisted that his individual contribution was not the most important part.

He said: “The goals will come for me but the substitutions were made to get the lads’ spirit up and to try and fight back. The gaffer has shown faith in me because I’ve been working hard but it isn’t just about me.

“It a squad game and the lads who come into the side have got to be on form because competition around this team is incredible. When you look at the players we have, the quality in the side is amazing.”

Click here to watch the full interview on Forest Player.

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