Nottingham Forest defender Michael Mancienne says the whole team ‘fought’ for last night’s 1-0 win over Preston.The Reds saw the game out after Nelson Oliveira’s first-half goal and Mancienne says the win came as a result of a big team effort.
Speaking after the match, the defender said: “I think in recent games we’ve been playing really well and creating chances – unfortunately we haven’t been taking them.
“But tonight we took our chance and everyone fought for the win. To be honest, I think we could have won the game three or four-nil but that’s football.
“It was 1-0 and we’re happy with the three points. Hopefully we’re starting to get what we deserve.”
Dorus de Vries made two strong saves to frustrate Preston on an evening of few scoring opportunities for the visitors.
And Mancienne believes the partnership he and Matt Mills are developing in central defence is going from strength to strength.
He said: “We understand each other’s games now. I know when he’s going to go up for it and he knows I’m always going to be around him.
“It’s really good to have that understanding.”