Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies says this afternoon’s 1-1 draw at Blackpool could prove to yield a ‘crucial point’ at the end of the season.The Reds were denied maximum points by a late leveller from Andy Keogh but the manager was quick to take the positives as his side stretched their unbeaten run to 15 games.
The Forest boss said: “Blackpool are an excellent side with quality players and I think they’re in a false position. We’re disappointed to concede a late goal but this could be a crucial point come the end of the season.
“The conditions were extremely difficult this afternoon and the strong wind certainly pinned us back in the second half. But it is another game without and defeat and a result that certainly keeps us in the mix at the top.”
Jamaal Lascelles edged Forest in front with his maiden league goal for the club and the manager was delighted to his young defender on the scoresheet as his team took a deserved point away from Bloomfield Road.
The Reds boss said: “It was a great delivery from Reidy and a great finish from Jamaal. It was the perfect time to score just before half-time but second half Blackpool came out much stronger and played well.
“Every point gained in this league is very important. It was never going to be as easy as people made out to come to Blackpool and win. It is a good point for us and we’ll take the positive into another tough game at Huddersfield on Tuesday night.”