Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman declared himself ‘pleased and satisfied’ with this afternoon’s win against Reading.
And Freedman was thrilled to see an excellent performance rewarded with the right result.
Speaking after the match, he said: “I’m ever so pleased for the players. It’s been difficult for them of late. I think today we deserved it.
“I felt when we got a goal back there was only going to be one winner. The two forwards’ combination play was fantastic – they justified their selection.
“We showed great intent going forward and we could have gone 4-1 up just before the sending off.
“I’m very pleased and satisfied tonight.”
Jack Hobbs’ red card for a second bookable offence threatened to put The Reds’ lead in jeopardy.
But Freedman’s men saw the game out in relative comfort, much to the manager’s delight.
He said: “In the last 15 minutes we showed resilience and I’m very proud to say that’s probably our best piece of defending since I’ve been here. When called upon in the last 15 minutes we were compact.
“I’ve got to give credit to the substitutes. Kelvin Wilson hasn’t been playing of late, Michael Mancienne has been missing, but they came on and got right into the thick of the action - putting their heads where it mattered.
“It just shows you once again that we’re a very tight unit.”