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Sensational support

8 November 2014

Stuart Pearce described Nottingham Forest’s supporters as ‘sensational’ after his side dramatically came from behind to beat Norwich City this afternoon.

Michail Antonio scored the winner in injury time to give The Reds their first win in ten games and Pearce believes it wouldn’t have been possible without the support from the stands.

Speaking after the match, the manager said: “I must take my hat off to the fans, they’ve been absolutely sensational, not just to me but I think they drove the team on to victory today.

“I’m pleased to have won the game but I’m more pleased for the players and fans. They deserve to go home tonight with a smile on their face.”

Once again the Forest manager praised the character of his side and acknowledged the contribution of goal scorers Britt Assombalonga and Antonio, as well as Man of the Match Ben Osborn.

He said: “In the second half I thought we came out and rolled our sleeves up.

“I don’t think there’s been a game this year when our opponents have finished stronger than us and credit to the players for that.

“It showed real cutting edge within the team and that’s why we brought the likes of Antonio and Assombalonga to this football club.

“I’ve been very impressed with Ben as a young man. He’s shown a real calmness and a mentality to carry on doing the right things.

“He’s a product of our academy system, along with Karl Darlow and Jamaal Lascelles, and we should be proud of that.”

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