Gary Gardner reacts on Twitter to first Nottingham Forest goal, congratulated by brother

Gary Gardner

The Aston Villa loanee scored during the 4-4 draw with Blackpool and was praised by West Brom's Craig Gardner.

Nottingham Forest's Gary Gardner was delighted to have scored during his side's manic 4-4 draw with Blackpool on Saturday afternoon.

He was, however, gutted not to have earned the three points during the pulsating Championship clash.

Gardner, on loan from Aston Villa, netted his maiden Nottingham Forest goal only to see his side's efforts cancelled out by a late Blackpool equaliser, leaving the scores tied at 4-4.

And the Aston Villa loanee's contribution drew praise from brother and West Brom midfielder Craig Gardner.

Craig was also a product of the Aston Villa youth system but is now a first-team stalwart at West brom and was delighted for brother Gary after his first Forest goal.

He tweeted before full-time, though, urging his brother to go on and get the winner for Dougie Freedman's men...

It was not to be for Nottingham Forest but there was a silver lining, best demonstrated by Dexter Blackstock's reaction to the 4-4 draw.

(Craig) Gardner's West Brom side also scored four on Saturday - only they didn't concede any as they knocked West Ham United out of the FA Cup.

(Gary)'s parent club Aston Villa are in Cup action later today against Leicester City.

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