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Williams praises Jason’s steel

19 April 2016

Nottingham Forest head coach Paul Williams praised the performance of Blackburn goalkeeper Jason Steele in this evening’s 1-1 draw at The City Ground.

The Rovers stopper made a number of crucial saves throughout the evening to keep his side in the contest.

And Williams acknowledged Steele’s performance in his post-match interview.

The coach said: “The goalkeeper made a great save from Henri’s shot to the top corner and he stuck his leg out for Dexter’s shot and it stays out.

“We’re getting there with the style of football we want to play with the players we’ve got. We created lots and lots of chances tonight and, especially in the second half, I think there was only one team wanting to win the game.”

Britt Assombalonga came off the bench for his first appearance since injuring his knee against Wigan in February 2015.

And Williams was delighted to see the striker back out on the pitch.

He said: “Getting him playing time is crucial and once he gets a pre-season under his belt you’ll have a fantastic footballer on your hands.

“Britt worked hard on his rehab – all credit to the medical staff also. They’ve done really well getting him back and now he’s playing, so we’re grateful.

“We’ll see how Britt is tomorrow morning and assess how he is mentally and physically. Hopefully we can tease a bit more time out of him as the games go.”

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