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Watson on West Brom draw

16 February 2020

Nottingham Forest midfielder Ben Watson emphasised how important the team spirit in the dressing room was to fight back and get a point at West Brom.

The Reds twice came from behind to level the scores at The Hawthorns, with Matty Cash’s late equaliser securing a point.

Speaking after the game, Watson said: “We are delighted as we showed great character, going behind twice and getting back into it then nicking one at the end. In that changing room, it feels like a win.

“There were some decisions that didn’t go our way, but we kept going and showed great team spirit with that little bit of quality at the end with Cashy and his fantastic strike.

“You can’t beat a last-minute goal like that and it was a fantastic strike, something that he is more than capable of.”

The result came at the end of an up-and-down week for Forest, having beaten Leeds last weekend before a defeat against Charlton, and Watson knows that The Reds have to focus on each game as it comes with just 13 remaining in the hunt for promotion.

He said: “The Leeds win was fantastic, at home to Charlton on Tuesday was disappointing and not a good enough performance but it was just the type of game we needed today.

“Our record against the top seven or eight teams has been fantastic this season, we have only lost one game and that was against West Brom first game of the season.

“It was the sort of game we needed after the disappointment in midweek and we showed that we are more than capable.

“We have 13 games to go and whoever is the most consistent in these games will no doubt get promoted.

“We can’t look at promotion, we may have got carried away after the Leeds game and got brought back down to earth by Charlton. We’ve got to take each game as it comes, we have 13 cup finals to go and we will see where we are at at the end of the season.”

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