Dougie Freedman says his Nottingham Forest players got the result their ‘superhuman effort’ deserved against Middlesbrough this afternoon.
The Reds battled back from a goal down
to win 2-1 with strikes from Gary Gardner and Dexter Blackstock.
And they showed terrific resilience to keep Boro at bay as the visitors piled on the pressure in search of an equaliser.
Speaking after the match, Freedman said: “It was a superhuman effort to gain the three points.
“I felt we deserved it today and it was more than three points to me. We defended very well when we had to and we attacked with good numbers and intensity.
“Whatever anybody else says, I think it was a good all-round team performance.
“To play three games in a week and beat who I believe will be the champions of this division is incredible for us.”
Henri Lansbury was substituted at half-time with an injury, while Danny Fox and Matty Fryatt were absent altogether.
But the manager confirmed the trio aren’t suffering serious problems.
When asked about Lansbury, Freedman said: “It’s a bruised rib – he went to the hospital straight away.
“Fox just rolled his ankle in training, so he’ll be fit for Saturday, and Matty is exactly the same.
“We’re certainly getting blows, but I’m really happy with the mentality of the squad in terms of dealing with set-backs.”