Nottingham Forest’s temporary manager Gary Brazil praised the commitment of his players in this afternoon’s 1-1 draw at Portman Road.The Reds put in a much-improved display and could have been out of sight by half-time against Mick McCarthy’s high-flying Ipswich.
But a strong performance from The Tractor Boys after the break saw Daryl Murphy cancel-out Danny Collins’ early opener to ensure the sides shared the spoils.
Speaking after the game, Brazil said: “The players were excellent today. Our first-half performance was very strong, we took the lead with a good set-piece and really asked questions of Ipswich on the break. We had two or three good chances on top of the goal which could have put us in an even stronger position.
“We knew they were going to come at us in the second half and we needed to be strong. It was just frustrating we lost the goal in the way we did. We just fell asleep for a couple of seconds at a short corner and that undid what was a very good performance overall.
“But I was very pleased with the commitment of the players. That was the sort of performance we should be expecting - to a man I think they all put a really strong shift in and, for a young boy, I think Ben Osborn had a fantastic debut.”