Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman says his side ‘treated the game properly’ following this afternoon’s 3-0 win against Bolton at The City Ground.
The Reds were faced with opposition scrapping for their lives at the bottom of the Sky Bet Championship.
But a ferocious Forest start, including a red card for opposition keeper Ben Amos, kept Bolton at arm’s length on a crisp afternoon on Trentside.
Freedman said: "I’m very happy. It was a fantastic performance. I thought we moved the ball with great intensity and put on a very encouraging display.
"It was always going to be a difficult match but I think we treated the game properly and got the job done.”
Jamie Ward rounded off a Man of the Match display by scoring Forest’s third goal.
And Freedman says the reason he signed Ward was because he knew the player was capable of performances like today’s.
The manager said: "Jamie Ward for me is the best free transfer out there. He gets goals, he’s infectious, he’s bubbly - and he showed today why he was one of the first signings I made in the summer. He’s all about the team.
"I think he’s a typical Nottingham Forest player - dropping into holes, getting it, giving it. I think the crowd appreciated his energy levels and the way he played the game today.”