Dougie Freedman’s side secured a point away at Elland Road, which left Darlow suggesting that his side were playing risky football as they went after three points.
“Away from home you’ve got to protect the point a bit more than we would do at home,” he said.
“We were still going for it, but we’ll take a point going into Wednesday’s game against Rotherham, and hopefully take three points there.”
Forest have been in great form since Freedman came in as manager to replace Stuart Pearce and it’s a tribute to the mentality he’s created that the side were attacking and pressing hard against Leeds.
The pressure is off Forest in a way because they are safe from getting dragged into the fight in the bottom half of the table and are a little too far off to have a concrete play-off chance.
That will allow the side to play with a bit more freedom and creativity, which bodes well for the rest of the campaign.
Forest can get into good habits ahead of next season and there are going to be matches where they need to defend hard with their backs against the wall, looking to close out valuable points.
The result just adds to the momentum, which has been building up around Forest and Freedman’s team will be the favourites heading into the match this week.