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A gritty point

20 September 2014

Nottingham Forest manager Stuart Pearce was pleased with the determination his side showed to secure a point at Millwall this afternoon.

The Reds emerged from The Den with a clean sheet which preserved their position at the top of the Sky Bet Championship, but they had to work hard to get it.

Pearce said: "Getting a clean sheet away from home is never easy to achieve and the group showed real character once again. We have an abundance of determination to get blocks in and do the dirty side of the game.

"I've told the players how pleased I was with what they contributed but you could see on their faces they were disappointed we didn't take three points. That's a lovely thing to have in your squad.

"We could possibly have put an extra pass in in midfield and controlled the tempo of the game better over the 90 minutes. But , especially with Kelvin Wilson and David Vaughan coming back for their first 90 minutes, I'm pleased."

Jack Hunt was substituted towards the end of the first half and Matty Fryatt, Andy Reid and Jack Hobbs all missed the trip down south.

But Pearce hopes all three will be available for selection again soon.

He said: "From what we can gather, Hunt may have got a kick to a nerve. If that is the case it's all well and good, but we won't rush him back. He has to be right because he's a big player for us.

"Fryatt should be back in training towards the end of next week and that's the target for Reid as well.

"Jack Hobbs is waiting for the results of a scan he had a couple of days ago, which could come early next week."

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