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A good point

30 September 2018

Jack Colback said that the 2-2 draw against Blackburn can be viewed as a good point as Nottingham Forest showed good character to battle back.

Lewis Grabban had given Forest the lead before Adam Armstrong and Bradley Dack put Rovers ahead. Grabban equalised late on for Forest and Colback said that it is important to take something from tight games such as these.

Speaking after the game, he said: "We want to be positive this season and come into every game hoping to win. It is a really good point away from home. People might look at it and say it is another draw but it is a tough place to come, it is a typical Championship game with your backs against the walls sometimes but you have to get through it and we did.

"We have leaders in the group, a great team spirit and it is a good point to take away and take into the game on Wednesday.

"It was a bit end to end in the second half. We started the game really well, on the front foot and we got the penalty. Unfortunately we missed that and the momentum swung for them with the way they play. They are direct, pick up second balls and that can be difficult but we got through it. We got ahead then to go 2-1 down and fight back was good from us.

"We came here to win; we go into every game trying to win. It is a tough place to come and we found that when we went to Wigan against a team that has just been promoted. They bring momentum with them and we knew it was going to be a battle. We had chances at the end and could have nicked it."

Colback pulled off a fine goalline clearance in the first half, flinging himself to head Danny Graham's effort away from danger after his shot beat Costel Pantilimon, and Colback said that it was down to instinct.

"It was a fortunate one really," he said. "I saw Danny go through on goal and Panti committed himself, so I thought the best area for me to cover was on the goalline. I thought he would go across Panti but he lifted it to the right of him and fortunately I've been able to get it over the bar.

"It is a big part of my game, reading it and picking up where the ball will fall. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn't and it nicely dropped on my head."

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