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Making a point

15 September 2016

Nottingham Forest defender Armand Traore says last night's 2-2 draw at Rotherham United provided The Reds with an important point as they moved into the top half of the table.

Goals from Matt Mills and Apostolos Vellios gave Forest a share of the spoils at the New York Stadium and Traore believes he and his teammates deserved to come away with something from the contest.

He said: "I think it's a good point. It's always disappointing to concede a late goal so soon after taking the lead and I think we could have come away with the win but it's a tough place to come so we'll take the draw.

"It was a very difficult game but we even had chances to win it after they made it 2-2 including when Nicklas headed against the post. But that's the way it goes sometimes in football, it doesn't always go the way you want."

Philippe Montanier made four changes from the weekend draw at Aston Villa, including brining Traore into the side, and the former Arsenal man says the Forest head coach is giving everyone in the squad a chance to show what they can do.

He said: "The manager is really fair. He likes to rotate quite a bit but he gives everyone a chance to perform in training and whoever impresses him goes into the starting line-up. That means it is a level playing field for all of us.

"I'm really happy to be playing for the club, I'm enjoying living in the city and I'm hopefully getting up to speed now. I've had a couple of niggles with my calf in training which has disrupted things but hopefully I'm better now.

"It's never good to be stopping and starting but I'm getting close to being fully-fit now so I can start to do all the things I want to do on the pitch."

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