Nottingham Forest recently lost to Derby County in a 3-0 defeat. Forest’s star player, Nicklas Bendtner made an own goal blunder that that help to further consolidate the team’s defeat over their rivals at derby county enabling them to climb to fifth position.
The county had continued their resurgence under the management of Steve McClaren. The former England manager had brought the team quite a distance as they managed to climb into the fifth position in the championship table with a strong win over their rivals from the east midlands.
The team had gotten two goals ahead of the Nottingham Forest in the second half which help stamped their victory after a demoralized Forest had gotten an own goal in the first half. Bendtner had given the county a good advantage after his own goal blunder and two goals in the second half of the game from will Hughes and Tom Ince assured the loss of Bendtner’s team.
This makes the sixth win in a row for derby as they end a three match victory run with Forest.
Club manager McClaren said in an interview after the match;
“It is a huge win for us, although I’m still not looking at the table because there is a long way to go. But we are delighted to climb up the table and I am pleased with the way we are doing it. We played some good football in the second half.”
The disappointing loss only brings more uncertainty for the future of the Nottingham Forest manager Philippe Montanier at the club seeing as the acquisition of the club by an American consortium is in its final stages.
Montanier believed they referee had made a blunder by keeping derby’s Darren bent in the game after he was involved in a skirmish in the first half. He said the team did not deserve the result, he agreed that he team lost its shape and were in poor tactical form, saying that “At 1-0 down, you can come back but you need to play 100 percent all the game”.