Stuart Pearce hailed the togetherness of his side after their 1-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday this afternoon.
Nottingham Forest battled to the victory after Henri Lansbury’s first-half goal
and Pearce was delighted with how his players dug in throughout the second period to defend their lead.
Speaking to Forest Player, he said: “Their attitude, their real togetherness, their camaraderie, their ability to go the extra mile for this football club and their desire to gain the result for Nottingham Forest is commendable – and I’m probably underselling it there.
“Throwing bodies at the ball towards the back end of the game underlines exactly what I’m trying to put into words.”
The Reds remain unbeaten after the win and stay at the top of the Championship going into September.
Pearce added: “I’m very proud of them and it’s nice to go into the break undefeated and we know that tomorrow morning our only focus becomes Derby County.”
Despite taking the lead in the 37th minute Pearce admitted his side started slowly.
“We started badly, that’s the bottom line. We didn’t start with a tempo at all and we did warn them before the game of that.
“You have to get a foothold in the game and we were fortunate, we rode our luck and then we’ve got enough presence and ability about us to go and get a goal at the other end.”