Nottingham Forest’s leading scorer Britt Assombalonga has dedicated yesterday’s East Midlands derby victory to the fans.The 22-year-old, who scored his 14th goal of the season when he equalised in the 75th minute, admitted The Reds haven’t played to their full potential of late but he was delighted they were able to get back to winning ways.
Speaking to Forest Player, he said: “The fans really wanted us to come here and get a result and that’s what we did. It’s been a long time coming but at the end of the day we’ve won 2-1 and all the boys are giving it to the fans.
“We haven’t won in a long time and to win here – you couldn’t ask for more. We haven’t had the luck lately, but we go a goal down today and come back with two goals. We haven’t done that for a long time and we want to go on and get the same winning feeling.
“At half-time the gaffer said we could do it, we could go on and win the game, and we did.”
Forest’s number nine was a doubt going into the game after picking up a hip injury against Sheffield Wednesday last weekend, but it didn’t appear to affect Assombalonga.
He added: “I was a big, big doubt. It was hurting a lot, but I made it through, got my goal and we won, so we’ll forget about that. I really wanted to play in this game, I didn’t want to miss it.”
Click here to watch the full interview on Forest Player.