Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman thanked the fans for the role they played in this afternoon’s game against Cardiff.The Reds were beaten 2-1 at The City Ground, Dexter Blackstock scoring an injury-time consolation.
And Freedman says it was the backing from the stands that gave his side hope of rescuing a point.
The manager said: “A huge thank you the fans for their support. I think it was them that got the goal back because their wonderful support in the last 20 minutes gave us some momentum and urgency, which we needed.
“The first 20 minutes gave us a mountain to climb but, once again, we had enough opportunities to get something out of the game.
“This team will create chances but at the back we have to better than we were today.”
Freedman’s focus is now on balancing the squad ahead of the 2015-16 campaign.
He said: “We are a team that, on its day, is very capable of winning games of football in this division. But our consistency levels are not there yet.
“We’ve got to make sure we’ve got a squad full of strong - mentally and physically - people to cope with the demand.
“You saw today - you take away Kelvin Wilson and you’re missing Eric Lichaj, you’re really down to the bare bones.
“You’ve got to have a balanced squad to deal with the Championship.”