Dougie Freedman reacts to Nottingham Forest win

Nottingham Forest defeated Derby County 1-0 at the City Ground in the Championship this evening.

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman has told BBC Radio Nottingham that his side deserved to win against Derby County in the Championship this evening.

Forest returned to winning ways with a narrow 1-0 victory over Derby in the East Midlands derby.

Nelson Oliveira’s goal in the fifth minute proved to be the difference between the two sides.

Freedman was happy with the performance of the Reds and told BBC Radio Nottingham: "We showed the same amount of commitment we have in the last few games but this time we took a chance when it came.

"We showed what we were all about for the first 15 minutes and then we gave a real disciplined performance. We had chances too and it was a well-deserved victory.

“The crowd played a huge part in getting us over the line in the last ten minutes. We are a good side in a a difficult moment but we stuck at it.”

Over the course of the 90 minutes at the City Ground, hosts Forest had just 34% of the possession, took 15 shots of which four were on target, and earned two corners.

Visitors Derby had 66% of the possession, took 14 shots of which only two were on target, and earned five corners.

The Reds are now 15th in the Championship table with 17 points from 16 matches, seven points above the relegation zone.

Forest will take on Brentford away from home in the league after the two-week international break.

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