Nottingham Forest captain Henri Lansbury praised the impact made by the substitutes in last night’s 1-1 draw at Wolves.
Dexter Blackstock came off the bench to score the equaliser at Molineux, while fellow subs Jamie Ward and Jonny Williams both made very worthwhile contributions.
And Lansbury believes the trio gave his side fresh impetus.
He said: “In recent weeks the subs have been coming on and doing well. Today they gave us a real lift - they contributed well and Dexter deserves his goal.
“I thought we played well and had a few chances that we should have taken. But we’re happy with a point here. It’s a tough place to come.”
Forest had to come from behind after Ethan Ebanks-Landell headed the hosts in front in the first half.
And Lansbury believes the players’ hard work on the training field paid off when they were chasing last night’s game.
He said: “It shows a lot of determination in the camp. The boys are fantastic - they work hard every day and I think we’re showing that grit and determination to come back when we have a setback.
“We feel comfortable at the back, we feel strong. We don’t feel like we’re going to concede. We know we’ve got goals in the team and it’s just unfortunate that tonight we let one in early doors and it took us a bit of time to get back into the game.”