Nottingham Forest defender Michael Dawson felt The Reds were full value for their 2-0 victory over Hull City yesterday.
It was a fourth clean sheet in five games for Forest and Dawson felt it was a result which they fully deserved.
Speaking after the game, he said: “We dominated from minute one and when you score goals it makes it a little bit easier. We probably could have had a couple of goals in the first half and then we finally got it in the way we did, then a second one pretty much straight after gives you that confidence to play.
“Overall, I thought we dominated the game, kept them to a few set pieces and Panty hasn’t had much to save so it was a comfortable afternoon and we are delighted to get the three points.”
Another fine defensive performance pleased Dawson as The Reds left themselves one point outside the Championship top six.
“It is something that as a defender, you always want to be solid,” he said. “If you keep clean sheets you have a chance of being successful. Jack and Claudio in front of us were magnificent today; they got on the ball and started the attacks and also kept us nice and solid.
“Hull City have a threat going forward, with the players they have and the pace they have in the team and it will give them enough to stay in this league as they have players that are good enough and have played at the highest level.
“You look in the Championship, there are a lot more turnovers in possession than there are in the Premier League. You have to be solid and compact because you can be on the attack and all of a sudden you are in defence and it could be in the goal.
“It can be end-to-end a bit more than you would like. The gaffer wants us to be us to be solid, keep us in good shape and be hard to break down.”