UK time is: 13:05:29
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Bouncebackability Pleases Colin

Colin Calderwood today told Nottingham Forest to shake off their frustration and focus on producing the same performance levels for the rest of the season.



The Reds were denied their first away win since early December, as Billy Paynter snatched a last-minute equaliser at Bradford.

But manager Calderwood was delighted with his side's display, which was a vast improvement on their efforts at Chelsea and Carlisle, as Forest bounced back from behind to claim a 2-1 lead through Nathan Tyson and Jack Lester, before Paynter's late goal made them pay for a host of missed chances.

And he says their target should be to set the same standard for the rest of the campaign.

''The only disappointment is that we have not won the game,'' said Calderwood. ''We missed the opportunities that would have made sure we had three points.

''It was a good reaction to going behind and a good performance for the majority of the game.

''There were some great individual performances as well but frustration reigns.

''I don't think we are trying to put a gloss on things or find a silver lining in the performance. In terms of the result we might be, but we deserved three points and we didn't get it.

''We had a better balance to our game, between passing and possession and penetration. We played well.''

The two leading influences in what was perhaps Forest's best away performance of the season were new signing David Prutton and Jack Lester, who flourished in the centre of midfield.

''Jack had a big influence,'' said Calderwood. ''We had a good balance to the team. Prutton and Jack played really well, there was enough to be happy about, but we will wake up tomorrow morning and will be gnawing our fingers again.

''Jack was physically tired at Carlisle and I think that made a difference, but he had a good 90 minutes at Bradford.

''He very much looks to be in form, he will have a steadying influence and a role to play between now and the end of the season. He scored a great goal. It was excellent from our point of view.

''We can smile about how we played, I did not see us losing the game.

''Prutts played with quality, that quality was just simple, in terms of the game. He tackles, he heads it, he makes challenges that affect things.

''He is a good pro, a good performer and one who will grow between now and the end of the season.'

Calderwood was hoping for a win to boost confidence going into a crucial stage of the season, but believes his players can still take some additional self-belief from their efforts.

''This can lift us, it can give us confidence but nobody had really gone into their shell before this,'' he said.

''Trying to play the way we have played, in terms of keeping the ball, we have been top, top drawer.

''We were brave and, if you lack confidence, it would show in people not wanting to have the ball.

''But because we have taken the ball, everyone still wanted it, it shows that we are okay.''




Nottingham Evening Post




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday February 5 2007

Time: 2:21PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Archived Articles

List All Vital Forest Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Jimmy Gordon 444
2. da fuq 386
3. PVH 310
4. toms 278
5. MarvinsPA 210
6. arthursleftball 205
7. MrsBrownsBoys 189
8. Behind Red Eyes 183
9. PorksOfLTLF 173
10. McWoany 158

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Q.P.R. 5 - 2 Forest
Forest 3 - 3 Sheff Wed
Forest 1 - 2 Millwall
Ipswich 1 - 1 Forest
Forest 0 - 1 Charlton
Derby County 5 - 0 Forest

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. Ipswich 42 17 13 12 8 64
9. Bournemouth 43 17 11 15 -1 62
10. Blackburn 43 15 16 12 3 61
11. Forest 42 14 17 11 4 59
12. Middlesbrough 42 14 16 12 10 58
13. Watford 41 14 15 12 16 57
14. Bolton 43 13 16 14 -2 55

Breaking League News

Uwe Rösler Congratulates Brentford On Promotion
» Wigan : 19/04/2014 12:08:00
Birmingham To Sink Sunken Forest
» Birmingham : 19/04/2014 11:59:00
Vote For Vital Latics Man Of The Match v Reading
» Wigan : 19/04/2014 11:38:00
What The Bosses Said - Latics 3 Reading 0
» Wigan : 19/04/2014 11:23:00
Class Above - Latics 3 Reading 0
» Wigan : 19/04/2014 11:07:00
Preview: Watford v Ipswich Twon
» Watford : 19/04/2014 10:36:00
» Reading : 19/04/2014 10:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who would be the right No.2 For Stuart Pearce?
Suggested By:  gedling52
Steve Wigley 7%
Johnny Rotten 13%
Ray Wilkins 21%
Colin Calderwood 4%
Neil Warnock 4%
Colin Cooper 30%
Brian Roy 4%
John McGovern 0%
Brian Laws 13%
A N Other 4%