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22 April 2014

Nottingham Forest striker Matt Derbyshire has praised his teammates for giving him the platform for his match-winning performance at Leeds on Monday.

The front man scored both goals in the 2-0 victory at Elland Road, a result which saw The Reds move back to within a point of the playoff places.

But Derbyshire was quick to heap praise on his teammates who have now recorded back-to-back victories for the first time since February and their first successive clean sheets since December. 

Talking after the game, he said: “I don’t think it’s me, it’s the boys altogether. The lads have done fantastic, they’ve grafted and dug in to the last minute. So well played to the boys."

Derbyshire has started the last four games and has found form at just the right time, netting four goals in the process as Forest’s playoff push looks to be going to the wire.

He said: "It’s nice to get a game, but it’s not down to me, it’s down to them [his teammates].

"I was just fortunate to get two through-balls. They’re the ones that have done all the hard work, but I’m very, very pleased.”

The Reds travel to fellow playoff hopefuls Bournemouth on Saturday before facing current sixth-placed occupants Brighton at The City Ground on the final day of the regular Championship season.

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