Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman declared himself ‘very pleased’ with what he saw from his side at Blackburn tonight.
The Reds earned a hard-fought 0-0 draw and almost won the match in second-half injury time through a Matt Mills header.
And Freedman gave a glowing report of his team’s performance.
The manager said: “I’m so pleased. The resilience of the defending and the picking up of second balls in the first half was exactly what we needed. I thought we coped very well against a physical, direct Blackburn side.
“In the second half we came out, we started passing the ball a little bit better and created one or two opportunities. But for a wonderful save, we would have won the game.
“I’m very, very pleased with what I’ve seen tonight.”
Forest are now unbeaten in four matches and Freedman believes once he has more attacking options available his side could enjoy an exciting second half of the campaign.
He said: “If you’re going to get promotion you need to string together six or seven wins on the bounce. We haven’t quite got that yet. We’re looking forward to more firepower coming back in January - Britt and Matty Fryatt.
“But as long as we can pick up points on the road and capitalise at home we’ll be in a position to mount a challenge.”