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Collins Credits Rovers

16 March 2014

Nottingham Forest defender Danny Collins handed credit to Doncaster Rovers after they held The Reds to a 0-0 draw at The City Ground yesterday.

Collins was part of a defence which stood firm to keep a clean sheet against Paul Dickov’s men, but the centre back admitted there was disappointment in the camp after Forest failed to claim the three points.

Speaking after the game, he told Forest Player: “It’s been a while since we won in the league and we needed to pick up the points with the teams below us closing in. We’re disappointed, especially after getting a good result at Middlesbrough the other night.

“I thought we played some good stuff in the first 20 minutes and had one or two chances. But we didn’t take them and Doncaster got more confident as the game went on. Credit to them - they had a go at us in the second half and, apart from one or two half-chances, we didn’t offer too much in their final third.”

Next up for The Reds is Derby County on Saturday, a match Collins recognises as important for more than one reason.

He said: “We know what it would mean to the fans for us to go there and get the win. Not only that but we’ve dropped a couple of positions recently and it’s vital we get a result, not only for local bragging rights but to also stay in the playoffs because it’s getting tight.”

Click here to watch the full interview on Forest Player.

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