Nottingham Forest striker Darius Henderson says a point from last night's 1-1 draw at Middlesbrough was just rewards for the chances his teammates fashioned at The Riverside Stadium.The Reds appeared to be heading for a fourth successive league defeat on Teesside but Henderson popped up with an equaliser from Andy Reid's cross with ten minutes to play as Forest deservedly stopped the rot and the goalscorer was relieved to be the man to earn his side a point.
Speaking to Forest Player after the match, he said: "I thought a point was the least we deserved tonight. To be honest, given the chances that we created over the 90 minutes we are slightly disappointed not to have taken all three. But having said that we'll take the positives and be happy with the point that we got.
"It is really encouraging that we are getting into goalscoring positions and even more so that we could put one away tonight and earn a result. Middlesbrough is a hard place to take anything from so we're very pleased to take something from the game."
Henderson's equaliser was the first goal Middlesbrough had conceded from open play since 25 January and the first league strike they had let in at The Riverside Stadium for three months.
And the former Millwall man says The Reds must use his goal as a platform on which to build another good run of form, starting with Saturday's game against Doncaster Rovers at The City Ground.
He said: "Middlesbrough haven't conceded a league goal here since 14 December so we're delighted to have scored that late goal. We need to use it as a major positive now and hopefully take three points from Saturday's game."