Nottingham Forest defender Jamaal Lascelles was thrilled to score his first-ever league goal for the club in yesterday’s 1-1 draw at Blackpool.The young defender latched onto Andy Reid’s pinpoint free-kick to put The Reds ahead at Bloomfield Road and despite not being able to hold onto the lead, Lascelles expressed his delight at putting his name on the scoresheet.
He told Forest Player: “It was a fantastic feeling. Reidy swung a great ball into the box and luckily I managed to get myself on the end of it. It was nice to give us the lead just before half-time.
“To have Jack Hobbs beside me felt really good as well. He’s a great partner to have in the centre of defence and it is nice to see him back playing in a Forest shirt.”
Andy Keogh’s leveller four minutes from time gave Blackpool a share of the spoils and Lascelles admitted there was a feeling of frustration in the dressing room at the full-time whistle.
He said: “We’re all disappointed not to have held onto three points. We let a couple of their lads go free at the back stick and they managed to get on the end of a good cross for their goal.
“They were really difficult conditions out there with the strong wind and driving rain. We’d done really well to keep them out for 86 minutes but unfortunately we couldn’t hold on.”