Nottingham Forest star happy with Millwall clean sheet, looks ahead to Spurs clash

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Nottingham Forest centre back Michael Mancienne was delighted with his side's clean sheet following a 0-0 draw at Millwall on Saturday.

Nottingham Forest have made an exceptional start to life under new manager Stuart Pearce, with five wins and two draws from their opening seven games before travelling to face Millwall at The New Den on Saturday afternoon.

Whilst they couldn't match the heights of the 5-3 midweek win over Fulham, Forest earned a credible point from their trip to London - and if they can keep winning their home games and picking up points away from home, Forest will be there or thereabouts come the end of the season.

Forest had to weather something of a storm from the home side as the Lions had 15 shots on goal, but defender Michael Mancienne was happy to come away with a clean sheet in a battling display.

"It was a horrible game, to be fair," said Mancienne. "But it’s a good point and an important clean sheet, which is very important for us, and I was happy with how the whole of our back five defended."

"We’re still top of the table and we’re now looking forward to our next game," he added.

Mancienne is a new signing at the City Ground having arrived from Hamburg in a £1m deal this summer, and the former Chelsea youngster says he's looking forward to this week's Capital One Cup tie against Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur.

"It’s a massive game, playing against a Premier League team with great players. We’re looking forward to it," said the 26-year-old. "It’ll be a good test for us and we’ll give it our best."

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