Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies expressed pride in his side’s performance following the 2-2 draw with table-topping Leicester City this evening.Goals from Jamie Paterson and Andy Reid had turned the game around after Jamie Vardy’s opener, but Riyad Mahrez struck eight minutes from time to give The Foxes a share of the spoils.
And despite losing the late goal, the Forest manager was left content with his team’s display as they recorded a valuable point against the runaway league leaders.
The Reds boss said: “I was absolutely delighted with the effort of the players. It was a very hard-fought point and while I’m disappointed not to have taken all three I’m also extremely proud. The players really gave us everything they had tonight.
“Considering who we have missing and the amount of games we’ve had in recent weeks, I am thrilled with the attitude and application of the lads. We’ve played a very strong Leicester side tonight and taken a very useful point.”
The result extended Forest’s unbeaten league run to 14 matches ahead of another important clash at Burnley on Saturday and the manager says the remainder of the season will hold no fears if his team continue to display the same passion and commitment as they did tonight.
He said: “We’re looking forward to the exciting matches which lie ahead. That’s what competing at the top end of the table is all about. Every point is a prisoner between now and the end of the season so we’ll keep fighting to take as many as we can.
“It is a very frustrating time for us given the injury list we’ve got. But the players we have are battling away and giving us 100%. That is all we can ever ask for.”