Nottingham Forest striker Darius Henderson says The Reds had to ‘defend for their lives’ in last night’s 2-0 win at Preston in the FA Cup with Budweiser fourth round.North End performed admirably in front of a raucous home crowd at Deepdale but Henderson was pleased to cap an excellent result with his superb finish in stoppage time at the end of the game.
He told Forest Player: “It was difficult tonight. We had to defend for our lives at times. Preston put us under a lot of pressure with their diagonal balls but we did well to see the game out.
“Their crowd really got behind them but we stood firm. Jamie’s goal in the first half was a fantastic finish and obviously I was pleased to get the goal at the end to make sure we got the win.”
The 2-0 win at Deepdale sets up a fifth-round tie against Henderson’s former club Sheffield United and the striker admits he is looking forward to heading back to Bramall Lane after leaving the club in 2011.
He said: “I still know a lot of people in that area so it will be good to go back. I’m sure they’ll all be there to support Nottingham Forest too. It will be a similar game to tonight against another League One side but we’ll wait until that comes around.
“All that matters is we’re into the next round. The manager makes sure we’re prepared for each and every game and at the moment, we’re getting the results for our hard work.”